Operating Safety Case (OSC) Training Course2018-07-13T16:45:24+00:00

Operating Safety Case Training Course

Specialist Drone Course for Obtaining an Operating Safety Case from the CAA.

An Operating Safety Case allows you to operate drones outside the restrictions of Standard Permissions (PfCO)

An Operating Safety Case is a comprehensive document giving evidence of a pilot’s ability to conduct remote aerial operations safely in a proposed environment. This document is often over 200 pages long, and can often take several weeks, or even months to create.

This course delivers the fundamental knowledge and framework for creating an Operating Safety Case for flying beyond the limitations of a standard Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO). It is designed for drone pilots wishing to reduce their take off / landing and operating cordons or increase their altitude and distance limitations.

Having an Operating Safety Case gives drone pilots a commercial advantage over the competition, enabling them to fly where others cannot.

The aim of this course is to save pilots time and money by providing the tools and knowledge to quickly write an Operating Safety Case for application to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

“Fantastic course, delivered clearly and concisely by the presenters. I would recommend to anyone.”
Russell Trump, RTF Imaging
“Both Colin and Steve were very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I now feel confident writing a comprehensive operating safety case.”
Harry Fuge, Pathfinder Drone

Course Content

Day 1

• Civil Aviation Authority OSC Requirements
• Types of Operating Safety Case
• Determining your OSC Requirements

Day 2

• Methods to Improve Operational Safety
• Methods to Improve Drone System Safety
• How to Write an Operating Safety Case

Day 3

• How to Write Risk Assessments
• Applying for your Operating Safety Case

Course content is subject to change

Course Details

An Operating Safety Case is required from the Civil Aviation Authority in order to fly beyond the limitations of the Standard Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).

Operating Safety Cases are required for:

  • Reduced safety cordon within congested areas
  • Altitude extension for flying higher than 400 feet
  • Extended visual line of sight operations
  • Beyond visual line of sight operations

Most drone operators require an Operating Safety Case in order to fly within congested areas easier. The take off and landing areas can be reduced, as can the security cordon around the aircraft during operation.

This decrease in cordon size can make jobs that are otherwise unfeasible, feasible.

Having an Operating Safety Case enables drone operators to conduct aerial work more easily and gives them a commercial advantage over their competitors who don’t have one.

The Operating Safety Case is a large document that gives evidence of a pilot’s ability to conduct remote aerial operations safely in a proposed environment. This document is often over 200 pages long, and can often take several weeks, or even months to create.

The document is split into 3 documents:

  • Volume 1, Operations Manual
  • Volume 2, Systems
  • Volume 3, Safety Assessment

The aim of this course is to save drone operators time and money by providing the tools and knowledge to quickly write an Operating Safety Case for application to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

By ensuring the application is correctly represented upon initial submission will reduce the likelihood of any delays or additional fees, meaning you can start using your Operating Safety Case sooner.

The iRed Operating Safety Case course instructors are experienced at successfully applying for and using Operating Safety Cases. They will guide you through each volume section by section to clarify the entire application process. They will also show you ways to improve your own operation procedures, drone system and risk management for use with an Operating Safety Case.

Enrolling on this course counts towards the evidence required in Volume 3 to prove you are a responsible drone operator capable of carrying out Operating Safety Case flights safely.

The comprehensive 3 day course is classroom based with practical exercises to expand your understanding of risk and managing Operating Safety Case UAV operations. Course students shall be provided with an Operating Safety Case work book for their notes. It is expected that the students will complete the course and then write their Operating Safety Case application in their own time, for submission to the CAA.

The Operating Safety Case course is suitable for responsible drone operators wishing to expand their current operations and gain a commercial advantage over their competitors.

It’s recommended that delegates attending this course are already in possession of or in the process of obtaining Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civili Aviation Authority.

iRed is an industry-leading thermal imaging consultancy and training centre, providing specialist thermal imaging surveys and accredited infrared training across the UK and worldwide.

In operation before thermal imaging had been accepted as a mainstream inspection tool, iRed has always used the latest techniques, technologies and industry practices to deliver thermal analysis solutions for a variety of clients within commercial, industrial and scientific industries.

iRed works closely with leading education institutions including the University of Portsmouth and Coleg Cambria. In doing so, the team has been able to pioneer new techniques and practices for industry. This has led to iRed being accredited by both the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and the Awarding Body of the Built Environment.

iRed training courses are delivered by industry experts, each with many years of teaching experience.

Our instructors have delivered hundreds of accredited thermal imaging courses, seminars, workshops and presentations since 2002. Courses have been delivered to multi-national organisations, global brands, universities, local authorities and small businesses throughout the world.

By working closely with leading educational institutions such as the University of Portsmouth, we’re able to ensure our courses are are constantly up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices from industry.

To find out more about our instructors, visit ired.ac.uk/instructors

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What’s included?

All course fees include tuition, printed course materials including training manuals and daily lunch & refreshments.

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