2016 emergency and safety training at Global AviationGlobal Aviation began the New Year by hosting an intensive, weeklong emergency procedure and safety training program at its Hillsboro facility. The annual training provided by AirCare International both achieved and exceeded compliance standards set by Federal regulations and Oregon OSHA.

Federal regulations require training for Flight and Cabin Crews who may need to respond FACTS-logoto certain medical, hazardous and emergency situations. AirCare International’s FACTS program is the leader in Human Factor-based Emergency Procedures Training for pilots, flight engineers, flight attendants and executive frequent flyers. The training is specifically designed to meet the needs of business aviation operations.

Along with Global Aviation’s dedicated flight crews, participants from visiting departments in the North Western Oregon region were invited to attend.

“With nearly 70 participants in the training, I was impressed with the organization and how well the program progressed through the week,” said Ephraim Ingals, Global Aviation Director of Operations. “I received many positive comments on the professional treatment offered by AirCare’s instructors and many rated the training as the best they’ve received to date.”

The first two days at Global Aviation covered Medical, First Aid, CPR/AED, Survival, Human Factors and CRM (Crew Resource Management), Hazardous Materials identification and awareness, the proper use of fire extinguishers. The FACTS training addresses an assortment of aircraft emergency response scenarios including cabin smoke and fire, in-flight medical emergencies and water ditching/life raft drills. Aviation facility and aircraft security issues were also covered.

An additional two days of training were dedicated to non-flight staff. This training addressed various health and safety related issues as well as hazardous materials and security. The program included Oregon OSHA required training for Global Aviation’s Exposure Control Plan covering Hazard Communication (HAZCOM), and Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP). Additional medical topics covered were First Aid, CPR and AED application and operation. Employees not required by Oregon OSHA were also invited to participate to receive their American Heart Association CPR/AED certification.

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