BARS Preparation Services


The Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Program was developed by the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) to address a need for a standard safety assessment and associated audit procedures for the benefit of aviation organizations operating in challenging and remote environments.

The two (2) dimensional Design Effectiveness and Validation of Operating Effectiveness approach of this Program greatly assists air operators to effectively manage overall risk from aviation threats encountered in these difficult environments. A proactive approach to BARS Audit Preparation is essential for achieving a successful audit outcome, minimizing findings, and avoiding a lengthy corrective action process.

While the amount of preparation work required to achieve and maintain your Registration may seem daunting at first, partnering with our GHS team of experts in order to formulate an organized and prioritized approach will provide to you significant business value, unique learning opportunities, and significantly reduce the overall stress level for your entire organization. This proactive approach is essential to you for achieving a successful audit outcome, minimizing findings, and avoiding a lengthy corrective action process.

GHS BARS Preparation Services have been built upon our experience with multiple global audit programs and are entirely customizable to meet and exceed your specific business needs. Ranging from the conduct of a comprehensive GAP Analysis, creation of required manual revisions, and training course delivery, we are part of your “extended family” in achieving audit results in which you can be justifiably proud!

BARS Audit Program Overview
  • Audit Applicability
    • Aircraft provision and service industries in challenging and remote environments such as the Resource and Mining Industries, Humanitarian Causes, and Government Services
  • Audit Scope
    • Safety Management Systems
    • Flight & Duty (fatigue ) Management
    • Flight Procedures
    • Pilot & Engineering Training / Redency
    • System of Aircraft Maintenance
    • Spare Parts Control
  • Audit Preparation Commencement
    • Ideally begins a minimum of six (6) months prior to the on-site Audit

BARS Preparation Service Deliverables
  • Ensuring a thorough understanding of the BARS Audit Registration process
  • Introduction of practical audit preparation methods
  • Training Air Operator (AO) personnel in the BARS Standards & Recommended Practices (P1, P2, and P3)
  • Assessing overall AO BARS Audit readiness
  • Identification and implementation (if requested) of corrective actions necessary prior to the BARS Audit
  • Presentation of industry best practice solutions to meet the BARS Standards & Recommended Practices

  • International subject matter expert (SME) Team with extensive experience as aviation quality system Auditors, Lead Auditors, and Evaluators
  • Industry experts that can draw on “real-world” examples and case studies
  • Professional trainers with international training experience
  • No conflict of interest concerns between auditing, consulting, and training

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