CanWest Safety Commitment

Safety is a core value of Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. and we believe in committing to provide the highest level of standard, and safest possible work environment to our employees and customers.  We will continually strive to ensure that our safety standards are not eroded by economical drivers and that our organization becomes stronger by making continuous safety improvements.

Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. fully supports and encourages a culture of openness and trust between all personnel.  We cannot achieve this unless employees feel able to report safety concerns, incidents, occurrences, or hazards in all aspects of flight, maintenance, ground vehicles, and fuel handling safety confidentially. Employees must report all accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions to the SMS Personnel or Manager.

Only with full awareness can management correct deficiencies in a timely manner.  We encourage employees to identify and report unsafe conditions in all aspects of our day- to- day operations.  Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd. primary safety goal is to identify and correct any unsafe condition that exists within, or may affect, the organization.

Under Occupational Health and Safety Legislation employees have the following three basic rights:

• Right to refuse unsafe work. • Right to participate in the workplace health and safety activities through the Health and Safety Committee (HSC) or as a worker health and safety representative. • Right to know, or the right to be informed about, actual and potential dangers in the workplace

Responsibility for developing and maintaining the safety management system is assigned to the Quality Assurance Manager and the Safety Committee.  This responsibility includes establishing the system, and specifying internal safety reporting, investigation, inspection, and awareness requirements.

Responsibility for implementing the Safety Management System lies with the Person Responsible for Maintenance, Operations Manager, Chief Pilot, and all base managers.  This responsibility includes establishing support for the system in each department.  Each department head will be held accountable to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent incidents and accidents.

Ultimate responsibility for safety in the company rests with myself as the Accountable Executive.   Responsibility for making our operations safer for everyone lies with each one of us from manager to front line employees.  Each manager is responsible for implementing the safety management system in his area of responsibility, and will be held accountable to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to prevent incidents and accidents.

The Company SMS Manager shall report to myself, the Accountable Executive of Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd., and will have direct access to all managers on safety issues.


Jake Fehr, Accountable Executive  Can-West Corporate Air Charters Ltd.