Investing in a comprehansive training program is the best insurance an FBO can have to help prevent accidents and mishaps. The rewards are obvious: happy customers, happy FBO ownership and happy insurance agents.
To make sure training programs are current and effective, FBO operators should conduct regular safety audits as part of their standard operating proceedures. Internal audits, conducted by FBO employees, can help an FBO measure training effectiveness only to a degree.
However, audits conducted by an independent resource are an FBOs first line of defense in testing the true validity of a Safety and Training program. Independent audits can help eliminate what we call “the fudge factor”, the seemingly small oversights or infractions allowed due to internal freindships, relationships and familiarity with the operation. These small oversights or infractions can add up over time and cause some serious problems.
In addtion, a professionally independet audit can help build your ‘Insurance Story’. Working hand-in-hand with your insurance agent or company, a properly prepared insurance story is a positive tool in helping establish lower rates on your insurance premiums.
Aviation Business Strategies Group (ABSG) has established a comprehensive independent auditing program designed to create a true measure of your safety and training initiatives. Whether you need help in setting up and establishing your safety and training programs or would like an independent evaluation of your existing program, ABSG can assist you with all your needs. In addition, ABSG can help you build your insurance story and can assist you in negotiating lower insurance premiums.