X

Professional Aviation Services Gets Featured in the November 2020 ICB On Wings Issue

#Professional_Aviation_Services Managing Director, #Robert_Garbett; engages the audience at the #8thBiennialICBInternationalConference.

“We business people have

the same power of creating

successful businesses or

destroying businesses by our

action or non-action”

Robert Garbett

Professional Aviation Services Managing Director, Robert Garbett addressed and interacted with the audience at the 8th Biennial ICB International Conference. Mr. Garbett was a speaker at the event, which was based on the theme from the International CEO’s conclave and was held shortly before the 8th Biennial ICB International Conference.

“Truth is the

property of no individual

but is the treasure of

all mankind.”

Robert Garbett

The theme was inspired by the idea of creating value by building trust, and the contribution of the MD of Professional Aviation Services was well suited for the occasion. Read more on his featured contribution in the below PDF or read online by clicking on the Flip Book button.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW

READ THE FLIP BOOK BELOW.

CLICK ON THE EXPAND ICON TO ENLARGE.

ICB On Wings

Cyber Security for the Aviation Industry Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, 18th November 2020 at 11h00 CAT for this #CyberSecurity for the #AviaitonIndustry webinar.

We are excited about the upcoming Cyber Security for the Aviation Industry webinar and would like to invite you to attend.

Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to:

  • The need for cyber security in the aviation industry.
  • Typical threats for all aviation industry related stakeholders.
  • Case studies of past cyber attacks on the aviation industry.
  • Possible prevention and response methods for dealing with cyber security.
  • And much more….

Start the process of booking your seat for this event by using the below form.
Alternatively use the whatsapp line provided to get in touch regarding bookings.

2020-11-18T11:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

CYBER SECURITY FOR THE AVIATION INDUSTRY WEBINAR

Virtual Training the Way Forward

Professional Aviation Services is currently an industry leading training provider in terms of delivering regulated courses for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Air as well as for Aviation Security, accredited by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. This includes RPAS Aviation Security Awareness Training for the drone industry.

With the recent introduction of our Virtual Platform we have now extended these training courses to a wider audience. 

Virtual training 

Professional Aviation Services virtual classroom courses provide real-time instructor-driven learning where participants can interact, communicate, view and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting.

 During the course, the delegate will also engage with learning resources while working in groups or on a one-on- one online training environment. 

The benefits of Virtual Classroom Training 

  • Live interactive instructor- driven sessions 
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office 
  • Combination of structure and freedom 
  • Effective time management 
  • Expanded world view 
  • Synchronous discussions with classmates 
  • Immediate feedback on tests 
  • Sharpened digital skills 

NB – The courses not offered virtually are the Part 109 Passenger and Cargo Level 1 and 2 Screener and Supervisor Modules due to time spent conducting practical X Ray Image testing

Covid-19 and Training

 

by JJ Cilliers, Training Manager

At Professional Aviation Services, we take the Health & Safety of all our staff, learners and visitors very serious, and prior to opening our classroom-based training, implemented all the necessary COVID-19 protocols as per required regulations. 

  1. Completed risk analysis of our facility. 
  1. Sanitised our facility, and doing preventative sanitising every Friday. 
  1. Completed and implemented a ‘back to work plan’ 
  1. All above documentation together with a Covid-19 ready checklist was sent to the SACAA. 
  1. All our staff were issued with the necessary PPE 
  1. All staff received Covid-19 awareness training 
  1. Implemented a full screening process at our reception area, temperature of all staff, learners and visitors are checked and recorded upon entering and leaving our facility. 
  1. We follow a strict rule, ‘no mask no entry “ 
  1. Our classrooms are sanitised before and again after every class. 
  1. Each class has hand sanitisers available, and learners must sanitise when entering and leaving the classrooms. 
  1. During classes, strict social distancing is observed by our instructors and learners, we only allow 1 learner per desk, this ensures a distance of 2 meters between learners. 
  1.  Our breakaway area is sanitised before and after use. 
  1. No meals are served during the pandemic, and learners are required to bring their own stationary i.e. pens and writing pad, these items are not supplied, and no sharing allowed. Professional will provide the necessary course books.   
  1. All equipment used during any training intervention, is sanitised before and after use. 

In short, Professional Aviation Services, is ready to welcome all our learners back to our facility, but NEVER letting our guard down, or relaxing when it comes to the health & safety of our staff, learners and visitors. 

BE SAFE!!! 

Potential changes to the SACAA Aviation Security Regulations.

by Elliot Molemi, Compliance

There is a proposal by the SACAA to amend certain regulations to align them with the 17th amendment of ICAO’s Annex 17. 

The first amendment applicable to Aviation Security in general is the changing of the definition of Background Checks in Part 1 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.

The change will still achieve the result of only having suitable candidates employed in the functions of applying security controls or having unescorted access to security restricted areas.  

The main changes are in Part 108.02.1(1) which details the duties of a Regulated Agent.

The changes are a mixture of substitution of words in existing paragraphs and insertion of new paragraphs into the regulations. The changes are likely to: 

  • Replace “security controls” with “appropriate security controls” in paragraph (d). 
  • Insertion of “once security cleared/screened” in paragraph (k) 
  • Requiring that the Regulated Agent perform oversight/verification to subcontractors who are applying security measures on their behalf, and that they are in line with their Security Manual. 
  • Require that Regulated Agents perform random and unpredictable securing controls on cargo tendered as secure cargo from other Regulated Agents and Known Consignors. 
  • Require that Regulated Agents screen staff and visitors for explosives and explosive devices. 

Other amendments to the Part 108 regulations will require: 

  • That the Known Cargo area be security controlled at all times. 
  • That the air carrier must safeguard known cargo in their care until departure of the aircraft. 
  • That all Transfer & Transit Cargo that is received as unknown cargo be screened to the same standards as any originating cargo. 

Practical implications 

The practical implications of most of these changes are negligible as they are already in practice at most agents. I will only discuss three of these changes as they require a little more application than others. 

Verification of Security Companies and Screener Organisations

The Designated Official (DO) of a Regulated Agents must periodically verify that the contracted security company or screener organisation (ASSO) is performing their functions in line with the regulations and the approved security manual. This can be done by inspecting the procedures, documentation, and practical application by individuals. The DO will decide on the frequency of these checks. 

Random and Unpredictable Security Controls

Performing random and unpredictable security controls on cargo received as Known Cargo could be done by either one or a combination of the following methods: 

  • Screening of Known Cargo. 
  • Opening of cargo to verify their contents, where practical and permissible. 
  • Making random calls to non-account clients to verify their knowledge of the cargo, address, contacts, and existence of the company. 

Records of the random and unpredictable security controls will have to be kept and available to be inspected by the CAA. 

Screening for explosives for staff and visitors

The screening of staff, visitors and their belongings for explosives and explosive devices when entering the facility of a Regulated Agent is perhaps the trickiest. The reasoning for it is sound but the application might be costly. This regulation will require the use of an Explosive Trace Detectors on individuals and their belongings or Explosive Detection Dogs of the belongings or any other approved screening method that can detect explosives. The good thing about this regulation is that It gives room for this to be applied on a random basis.  

The next steps

These changes are still in process, Regulated Agents will have to amend their Security Manuals to detail how they are going to implement the changes.

As always, the SACAA will assist the industry in applying the changes by means of workshops and the provision of Technical Guidance Material where necessary. 

New Security courses available

    Professional Aviation Services is a PSIRA registered training school, certified to present grades E to A.   PSIRA number: 2016373, T1864 

1. GRADE E (PATROL OFFICER) 

Aim Of Course 

The purpose of this training is to ensure that new training Officers are introduced professionally in the Private Security Industry and know what is expected from them with regard to upholding the Law as Security Officers. 

2. GRADE D (ACCESS CONTROL) 

Aim Of Course 

The purpose of this module is to train Security Officer`s how to conduct Access Control at the egress point, also to ensure that they know and understand how the 3 ‘’D’’ principles of physical Security works in conjunction with Security Officer`s 

3. GRADE C (PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OFFICER) 

Aim Of Course 

The purpose of this module is to ensure that Security Officers with grade C are able to protect Classified information to civilians, also know how to conduct Emergency situation in their presence and to save lives in their designated areas and also be able can assess risk and deal with it professional. 

4. GRADE B (SUPERVISION) 

Aim Of Course 

This learning unit improves officers to an advance level of Supervision. Officers are equipped with the knowledge of Supervision also how to conduct On Job Training, Handling of Parade and the Hosting and lowering of Flags. 

5. GRADE A (MANAGEMENT) 

Aim Of Course 

This learning programme help the Security Officers on how to manage the site ,also how to gather evidence during accidents and incidents on site under his /her management, it is also encourages the importance of inter action on site and the benefit of it when is implemented professionally. 

eLearning Progress

COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it. Not only has it changed the way we do things in our personal lives but more importantly the way we do business. COVID-19 has impacted us all, we can no longer do everyday tasks the way we have become accustomed to – even now there are still some restrictions prohibiting certain everyday activities that we once took for granted. It is in situations such as the ones we currently face, that as a company we had to adapt to a new way of doing business while still providing the level of professionalism our clients have become accustomed to.  

With the approval of the SACAA, Professional Aviation Services has been diligently working on their eLearning platform to make more courses available in an eLearning format.

Several courses are already live and available, and we encourage you to explore our digital platform. The team at Professional Aviation Services is working tirelessly to make even more of our courses digital for both your safety and convenience.  

The team has developed and published the following courses; 

  • Dangerous Goods CAT 4  
  • Dangerous Goods Category 10, Category 5 and Category 8 will be available online shortly.  

The other courses that we will be introducing online are Level 3 Aviation Security Management (Airport and Carrier) and (Cargo) and Aviation Security Awareness Training for Cargo. 

We are aware of the demand for courses such as the RPAS (Remotely Piloted Air Systems) for the drone industry, this course is scheduled for development in the upcoming weeks. The team is hard at work to bring the convenience of eLearning directly to you to be accessed in the comfort of wherever you may find your new office to be during these trying times.  

For more information please contact us at info@professional.aero 

National Training Schedule 3rd – 7th August 2020

Our #NationalTrainingSchedule for #AviationSecurity & #DangerousGoods #training for the 1st week of August is now available, book today to secure your seat. #caa #savelives #dgr #avsec #asat #cargo

Our National Training Schedule for our Screener & ASAT training for the 03rd to the 07th of July 2020. is below.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00DBN
3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00CPT
3rd – 7th
AUGUST2020
Supervisor – Passenger (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons supervising Passenger and Baggage Screeners.
09H00JHB
5th
AUGUST2020
ASAT CargoA SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening
09H00JHB
7th
AUGUST2020
ASAT RPASA SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 101 – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
09H00JHB

DANGEROUS GOODS JHB TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services AS PER THE NATIONAL TRAINING SCHEDULE BELOW IS accredited by the SACAA

3rd – 5th
AUGUST2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00JHB
3rd – 5th
AUGUST2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00PLZ

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.

JHB Training Schedule 20th July – 24th July 2020

Below is our Screener & ASAT JHB training schedule for the 20th to the 24th of July 2020.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

20th – 24th
JULY2020
Screener Cargo (Refresher)A SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for persons implementing screening of cargo, mail, air carrier mail and materials, in-flight supplies and airport supplies.
09H00BOKSBURG
22nd
JULY2020
ASAT CARGOAn SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening.
09H00BOKSBURG

DANGEROUS GOODS JHB TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA

20th – 24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 6 (REFRESHER)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
20th – 21st
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 5 (VIRTUAL CLASS)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 5 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
23rd
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 4A SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 4 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00BOKSBURG
23rd – 24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 5 (virtual training)A SACAA accredited course that meet the training requirements for personnel listed in category 5 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR.
09H00BOKSBURG
24th
JULY2020
DANGEROUS GOODS CAT 10An SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 10 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00BOKSBURG

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.

Schedule for Dangerous Goods & Aviation Security Training (June/ July 2020 – Week 27)

All the Dangerous Goods Regulations and Aviation Security Awareness Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA. Seats fill up fast, contact us today for bookings or click the below link for more information. #savelives #dgr #classroomtraining

Below is our training schedule for the first week of July 2020.

AVIATION SECURITY TRAINING SCHEDULE

01st
JULY2020
ASAT – CargoAn SACAA accredited course that meets the security training requirements under Part 109 for Aviation Security Awareness Training for Persons Implementing Security Controls other than Screening.
09H00Boksburg

DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING SCHEDULE

All Dangerous Goods Regulations Courses presented by Professional Aviation Services are accredited by the SACAA

30th
JUNE2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09h00Boksburg
01st
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 –INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09h00Boksburg
01st – 2nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 10 – VIRTUALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 10 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
TBCOnline
02nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 4 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 4 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
02nd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
03rd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 12 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 12 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg
03rd
JULY2020
Dangerous Goods Category 8 – INITIALAn SACAA accredited course that meets the training requirements for personnel listed in category 8 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR Manual.
09H00Boksburg

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

Please use the below contact form to arrange for bookings, alternatively please use the details below the this form.

OR contact us on +27 11 397 1222 for any queries regarding your aviation security and dangerous goods training.