Full Marks from Achilles

Full Marks from Achilles

100% from Achilles audit

We are delighted to announce that for the fourth year running, we have achieved a perfect 100% score on our Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality and CSR Practices and Procedures. The assessment, conducted by Achilles, took place over two days and investigated every aspect of our practices and procedures related to our helicopter operations.

Our Flight Operations Compliance Manager, Abi Hensby, works incredibly hard every year to ensure that we operate at the highest standards possible for our industry and we are very proud of our exemplary record.

These practices and procedures are constantly evaluated and amended as the industry evolves. They are in place not only to help protect the helicopter pilot, crew and passengers, but also to guarantee we deliver the most comprehensive service that is of the utmost quality.

Going Further

Our efforts to improve our services do not stop here. We have worked hard to attain three ISO standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation. These include:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – for Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001:2015 – for Environmental Management Systems
  • BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 – the British standard for occupational health and safety management

These standards are not necessary to carry out the wide variety of work we provide. However, they are something we have endeavoured to achieve to assist us in delivering a world class service. These standards contribute from the wellbeing of the office staff and ground crew, to the pilots and aircraft. And this applies across our three sectors of work: helicopter charter, aerial filming and utility works.

Following these advancements, 2021 will see us implement a Carbon Neutral policy to help offset our impact on the environment. This is an important issue that will affect every aspect of our lives. It is vital that we do more to measure the effect we have on the environment. More information on this will follow later in the year.