We are committed to the health and safety of our employees through continuous training. All field personnel are required to partake in training for First Aid Certification, Defensive Driving(where applicable), and Dangerous Goods.
Having completed hours of safety training on each aircraft specific to its airborne system, our flight crews are highly trained and experienced so that our services can be executed in a safe manner for every single survey we fly.
As a founding member, in good standing with the International Airborne Geophysical Safety Association (IAGSA), Geotech ensures that the following health and safety policies are performed before and after each survey:
Prior to beginning an airborne survey, a risk analysis document is prepared using guidelines from our Safety Management System and the IAGSA Safety manual. The risk analysis report examines the aircraft type and its capabilities, terrain, altitude, power lines, expected weather conditions and any other factors that may affect the
safe completion of a project. The risk analysis report is then reviewed by flight and field crews, as well as operations staff before the project is allowed to progress.
Flight following and planning
Before a project begins, flight and field crews review all flight procedures and Search & Rescue plans that pertain to the survey area. Field crews rely upon various monitoring capabilities such as GPS tracking and direct crew communications to assist in the following flight.
As per industry standards, all airborne survey operations are flown using VFR (Visual Flight Rules) during daylight hours.
Our rotary and fixed wing aircrafts are maintained by company owned and third party facilities. While in the field, routine maintenance inspections are performed before and after every flight day.
Our Joint Health & Safety (JHSC) committee members work together to ensure the prevention of work-related stress, illness and injuries, so that all of our employees around the world, can work in a positive environment.