Lincoln

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Think Tank
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Lincoln
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Bristol

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Bristol
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Audits and Assurance

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One of the fundamental aspects of safety assurance is to conduct audits against the Safety Management System (SMS) to determine that safety is being adequately addressed at all levels with a project or service.  Osprey have many years of experience conducting safety audits against a wide range of products and services. This includes the audit of specific activities, to the audit of complete SMS and includes the specific audit function conducted by an Independent Safety Auditor (ISA).

Similar principles apply to the operational and technical environs.  We have extensive experience of auditing operational and engineering procedures, including resource allocation to meet these needs.

At Osprey, our team has experience as (Lead) safety auditors with detailed knowledge of all aspects of planning and conducting safety, functional and technical audits on a diverse range of platforms, settings, and equipment.

We can support you in the following areas:

  • Audit of Safety Management Plans and/or the entire SMS
  • Audit of specific safety or training activities or technical capabilities/services
  • Compliance audit against safety regulation
  • System compliance audit of technical equipment/services against the client need and defined user/system requirements
  • Audit and review of operational procedures and working practises, including resource assessment/deployment

Independent Safety Advisor (ISA) / Auditor

Using a broad and knowledgeable pool of staff, Osprey have extensive experience of providing ISA support across a range of complex and novel systems.  We understand the often-unique challenges faced by our client-base and has the detailed knowledge and experience of the legal and safety regulatory framework to provide effective and flexible support to meet the demands of the programme deliverables.

This ISA role recognises that fully objective safety assurance requires a view that is truly independent of the Client and the Supplier. In particular the ISA must determine that the regulatory and other Contractual Safety Requirements have been both understood and fully met in relation to the scope of supply. In addition, the ISA must establish that the rigour of the System Safety Case is appropriate to the level of safety risk presented by the system and the supporting arguments and evidence is complete, compelling, and accurate.  Typically, the Osprey approach to ISA support is to nominate a highly experienced and competent main ISA supported by a team of other highly competent Subject Matter Experts (SME).

Osprey operate in accordance with the “Code of Practice for Independent Safety Assessors”.

Osprey’s detailed evaluation of Gatwick’s ATC assets highlighted their unique ability to deliver a complex requirement within a challenging timeline.  Osprey demonstrated a high level of competence and experience that clearly demonstrated their understanding of the technical landscape and the strategic needs of our airport.  Their professional and collaborative approach ensured they worked closely with all key stakeholders to deliver the intended outcomes of the study on time and on budget. We were particularly impressed by their ability to flex their resources to meet our priorities.  I have no hesitation in recommending Osprey for future aviation projects of this nature.

 

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport

At short notice Osprey picked up and delivered, to the CAA, an extremely well researched piece of UAS analysis with a number of recommendations that we can take forward into delivery. The work is high risk and will inform political decision making in the UK and set a precedent across the world. The work they have delivered to date has met the agreed scope and quality. They have delivered to the timeframe and within the cost agreed without the need to direct or oversee the detail, which was extremely important especially when one of the reasons for the commercial arrangement with Osprey was due to internal resource constraints. The review and report they have completed will feed directly into UK Government policy as well as influence European and International policy direction for RPAS.

Civil Aviation Authority

Many thanks to the Osprey team for developing and delivering the recent ATM Safety Awareness and ATM Safety Practitioners courses for Cobham.  The feedback from my team has been extremely positive.  Everyone enjoyed the training and felt that they could apply the learning across many of our current programmes.  The extensive ATM & Safety experience and expertise of the Osprey course tutors was very apparent, which contributed to the overall success of the training.

Quality & Safety Manager, Cobham

To help find an acceptable interim mitigation for a proposed Wind Farm, LSA approached Osprey as recognised leaders in Wind Turbine Mitigation methods. As part of their remit Osprey reviewed the potential capabilities of the local radar as well as other mitigation technologies in relation to the anticipated turbine effects and our Operational Requirement. Based on their assessment of the available solutions, the local airspace environment and the demanding project timescales, the use of a Non Automatic Initiation Zone (NAIZ) was proposed.

Osprey subsequently developed the Radar Sensor Safety Case to include the NAIZ and supported LSA through the subsequent discussions with CAA SARG. As a result of these discussions the NAIZ was accepted into operational service prior to turbine operation.

The solution has subsequently worked well and has proven itself to be the right decision for the mitigation of the Wind Farm.

I would readily recommend Osprey to any ANSP seeking supportive and informed assistance in establishing mitigation of Wind Turbines on Approach Radars.

London Southend Airport

Osprey’s expertise and specialist support have allowed Defence Equipment & Support to develop with confidence the equipment safety and airworthiness framework for the introduction of the A400M to service with the Royal Air Force. At a critical time in the aircraft’s life cycle, Osprey provided a principal consultant to cover the responsibilities of the Safety Manager and dedicated support to develop the Platform Safety Assessment.

The A400M PT has relied heavily on the professional commitment and specialist knowledge of Osprey consultants to develop and implement a credible Safety Management System and to mentor full-time members of staff joining the Project Team to positions where they are competent to hold a Letter of Airworthiness Authority. Consistently, Osprey has added significant value to the A400M Project and has a key part in the governance and assurance of A400M equipment safety and airworthiness.

A400M Safety Manager, DE&S, MOD

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