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CAP Safety Education Requirements are described in CAPR 160-1, CAP Safety Program, 1 November 2019. All members must be in compliance with the provisions of this regulation in order to participate in CAP activities, missions, exercises, meetings and to operate or ride as passenger in any CAP aircraft or vehicle. This regulation prescribes the Safety Risk Management (RM) Program.  As appended by other regulations, operating instructions, it defines the structure and philosophies of the Safety Management System (SMS) and the practice of RM.

Safety is a key element off the overall CAP culture.  Use of the RM-based safety structure provides a foundation for the success of the CAP SMS.  Members are required to be informed and practice the CAP safety RM program

Additional information about CAP Safety Education Requirements for all members and specific requirements for wing and group staff members may be found on the Safety Resources Page of this web site.

Additional information about CAP Safety Education Requirements for all members and specific roles and responsibilities for squadron, wing, and group staff members are defined in CAP 160-1.  Cadets and seniors are required to receive safety education during each calendar month.  Units will provide members an annual review of the RM

Mishap Reporting
CAP Regulation 160-2, Safety Reporting & Review, A key component of the SMS is a commitment to report and analyze all mishaps, hazards, and other “near miss” occurrences to identify the hazards and control the risks which were revealed.  Reporting, review, and prevention are key components of the safety program. Guidance on reports and review process may be found on the safety pages of the gocivilairpatrol.com website.

Mishap Reviews

Once a mishap has occurred, it is important to determine why it occurred.  The key objective is to determine the cause and prevention for future occurrences. The Review Officer assigned to review mishaps will complete the Mishap Review training.  A Mishap Review Template should be completed to document the mishap, causal factors, and recommendations.

Risk Assessment Worksheets
Two levels of RM will be utilized for CAP activities Deliberate RM and Real-time RM.  Deliberate RM applies to situations when the full formal RM process is applied and a CAPF 160 is required.  Real Time RM applies to real time decisions made during the execution of every activity. CAPR 160S will be used for Real-Time RM.

Medical Information for Activities

Any official CAP activity, while the member, cadet or senior, is in uniform, is covered. Attached are the applicable state laws covering us. It is important to note that the injured party MUST submit a state form (attached) within 48 hours to the person listed on the form. The injured party MUST use the state approved medical facilities and doctors. The injured can't use their own doctor. CAP members are covered by state workers compensation insurance on authorized activities. Except in a life-or-limb emergency, state approved facilities must be used to receive this state coverage. 

CAP Safety Beacon

The Cap Safety Beacon Newsletter is the primary means for communicating safety program updates, trends, and other items of safety interest.

FAA Wings - Pilot Proficiency Program 
All pilots in the Colorado Wing are encouraged to participate in the FAA Wings - Pilot Proficiency Program.  The most significant incentive to participating pilots is the added level of safety and professionalism that is obtained through adoption of a consistent recurrent training program.

Pilots participating in the WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program to, at least , the Basic Phase need not accomplish the flight review requirements of 14 CFR part 61, if since the beginning of the 24th calendar month before the month in which that pilot acts as pilot in command, he or she has satisfactorily completed or currently holds the Basic or higher WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program phase in an aircraft (reference 61.56(e)).

Pilots who participate in the program throughout each year so as to maintain at least the Basic phase will always have a current flight review as the date for your Basic phase and corresponding flight review will move as you continue your safety education by participation in accredited FAASTeam activities and courses. All WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program activity and dates are conveniently tracked on FAASafety.gov.

FAASTeam Industry Members may provide incentives awarding pilots for their participation in the program based on the phase obtained and/or maintained in the program. Check with your local aviation industry organizations, companies, and insurance providers for their current incentive offerings. While the FAASTeam encourages FAASTeam Industry Members' participation in offering incentives, the FAASTeam does not require, regulate, or control such incentives.

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