A USFS Preferred SMS Provider

Your Operations are Unique

Law enforcement, search and rescue, pipeline patrol, firefighting, logging, and offshore helicopter operations – these challenging missions each have their own distinct set of hazards. OmniSMS starts with a global system description, and is configured to each operator’s unique hazards, which includes analysis of barriers and controls to mitigate risk. From airborne geophysical survey and night vision goggle operations to winching/hoist operations and helicopter external loads,  OmniSMS supports your operations due to its remarkable configuration capabilities and custom, user-defined flight risk assessments.

Raising the BARS

Flight Safety Foundation’s Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) is built right into OmniSMS. Configure your hazards and threats by simply hiding terms, adding terms, or renaming existing BARS controls and recovery measures. Then add baseline controls in your OmniSMS instance for use during risk analysis. You can also align the BARS audit program with OmniSMS audit checklists and audit findings. And when the BAR standard is updated, or your operations change, simply align the update / change with your customized OmniSMS taxonomies; done!

US Forest Service Preferred

If you see us in your bid solicitation package, that’s because Omni Air Group is a preferred provider of Safety Management Systems for US Forest Service contractors:

  • Perform a proactive safety assessment prior to each year’s contract, and identify hazards and threats in the current operational environment; update it at any time.
  • Create a customized, contract-specific operational risk assessment (ORA) for flight and ground crews; optimized for mobile phone or iPad use by front-line employees.

Omni Air Group is now making the OmniSMS system affordable to smaller contractors, with reduced subscription fees and total customer support, including online SMS training and SMS implementation assistance.

OmniSMS guarantees your SMS will meet USFS requirements.

Meet the Right Standard

Important: If you hold any type of part 133 / 135 or other FAA certificate, you’ll want to be sure your SMS also meets proposed FAA standards. The current FAA standard (while not yet mandatory) is found in FAA’s SMS Voluntary Program. OmniSMS includes a web-based application with employee reporting, SMS Manual, Emergency Response Plan, Quality Assurance Program, audit checklists, training, and support. When implemented across your organization in all functional areas, the system will meet these high standards, in addition to other SMS standards including ACSF, ICAO / IS-BAO, Transport Canada, and EASA requirements for safety management systems.

Contact Omni Air Group today for more information.

Barriers and Controls from the Flight Safety Foundation's BAR standard (modified) in OmniSMS