The CAP Safety Policy is to minimize the risks faced by our members in the performance of their volunteer duties.
Safety is EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY
a. All levels of command shall work in partnership to develop effective safety education and mishap prevention measures to safeguard our members and preserve our physical resources.
b. All levels of command shall seek to instill a culture of safety that guides the planning and execution of every CAP activity.
c. Individual members will live the CAP motto of “Always Vigilant” in planning, conducting, and participating in all CAP activities. Hazards and potentially unsafe behavior will be addressed immediately and then reported to higher authority.
d. Commanders at all levels carry the responsibility of taking immediate action against any CAP member who places a fellow member at unnecessary risk. Measures may range from counseling to the loss of membership in accordance with appropriate CAP directives.
e. The effectiveness of each commander’s safety efforts shall be evaluated yearly through the on-
2. Required Program Criteria.
a. Each level of command shall formally appoint a safety officer with qualifications appropriate to the local risk environment. Members in command positions should not serve as safety officer. Whenever possible, and especially in flying units, members with flying experience should be selected. Safety Officers will report directly to the commander (reference CAPR 20-
b. Within 90 days of appointment, each safety officer shall complete the on-
c. Each safety officer shall complete the on-
d. Safety Officers shall develop a program of regular safety education and mishap prevention training for the unit(s) to which they are assigned. This program shall deliver no less than 15 minutes per month of face-
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