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NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program
 
What is the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program?   
 
NATA Safety 1st has established the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Program and the standards to create a consistent operational safety standard for fixed base operators, airports, and other service providers while increasing the overall safety level of these operations.
 
This program also provides on-demand charter, fractional, and corporate aircraft operators with an alternative to costly proprietary audits from these service providers. 
 
What are the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard Objectives?
  • Achieve a standardized and consistent audit product acceptable to on-demand air charter operators, business aircraft operators, and other ground handling facility users
  • Develop a program similar in concept to that currently utilized by airline ground handling facilities
  • Follow an ISO-compliant format
  • Create one audit standard to satisfy operator, customers, and others by including:
    • Best practices
    • Safety Management Systems (FAA and ICAO standards)
    • Regulatory compliance (TSA, EPA, and OSHA)
  • Eliminate the need for multiple audits from numerous aircraft operators by providing consistent audits
  • Maintain online registry to confirm successful completion
 
What aspects of my FBO will be audited?
 
There are seven sections of the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit:
  • Management System
  • Safety Management System and Quality Assurance
  • Training
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Security
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environment
For a little more detail - click here to view the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard Overview.
 
To view the entire NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard – please click here. (Additional information will be required)
 
What levels of certification are there?
 
Facilities can choose from two levels of certification:
 
1. Self-Certification:
  • NATA Safety 1st trained facility employee conducts audit and submits results to NATA Safety 1st. This employee must apply to become an NATA Safety 1st auditor and then must complete the NATA Safety 1st auditor training before conducting any audits. View the Ground Audit/Registry Process at a glance. 
2.  Third-Party Certification:
  • Facility selects a third-party NATA Safety 1st trained auditor to conduct audit and submit results to NATA Safety 1st. Third-party auditors can be found on our listing of NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Accredited Auditors below. View the Ground Audit/Registry Process at a glance. 
How does my company start the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit?
 
NATA safety 1st audits may be requested by an eligible Facility or, with the concurrence of the Facility, by a sponsor of an eligible Facility. Purchasing the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standards Manual indicates the Facility intends to complete an audit.
 
Click here for a sponsor form.
 
How can I find out more information about the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit?
 
Dowload to review the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standards Manual.

View our PowerPoint for a quick look into how an audit will be conducted.
 
 
Pricing
 
Become An Auditor
 
Ground Auditor Training
 
NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Accredited Auditors
 
NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Company Registry