Health Safety & Environment
Key Performance Indicators
- Forced landing
- Engine failure
- Weather related incidents
- Injuries requiring medical attention
Bell Geospace is a member of the following accredited HSE authorities
Bell operates strictly within the guidelines dictated by IAGSA (International Airborne Geophysics Safety Organisation), OGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) and IAGC (International Association of Geophysical Contractors).
Bell operates two Basler Turbo 67 aircraft, which routinely fly at 80 to 100m at approximately 100knots. The aircraft are deployed globally usually from remote location and very often areas of challenging terrain. It is vital to the safe operation of the aircraft and successful conclusion to a project that every precaution is taken and the HSEMS is observed to the letter. Bell is pleased to report in 15 years of geophysical projects and over 360 individual surveys and 1,800,000 survey km’s acquired there have been no incidents.
Bell works closely with Clients and develops a project specific HSEMS which is signed off by both parties prior to asset deployment. Bell encourages the use of ‘stop cards’ and starts every project with debrief and safety meeting. Daily safety briefings and ‘toolbox’ meetings are held and reported in the daily reports provided to clients.
Bell operations are audited by Bell management throughout the project cycle and independent audit of aircraft and base of operations by clients is encouraged.
Bell crews are covered with an insurance programme well in excess of legal requirements with full medevac coverage and health-care. All crew have extensive first-aid training, HUET certification and an annual medical.
The aircraft may look like a Dakota DC3 but it’s actually a Basler Turbo 67 and has a huge following from aircraft spotters. Type in CFTGI or CFTGX to the search engine of any of the following sites to see more of our aircraft.
Bell has a documented commitment to the sustainability of the environment. Bell Geospace’s core technologies are completely passive measuring instruments that have no harmful effects on the environment. Our operation leaves no footprint on the survey area as all data is acquired from the air.
Bell’s commitment to the environment encompasses all elements of our operations. The aircraft is equipped with brand new Pratt and Whitney Turbine engines; the exhausts are upward facing reducing the impact of the passing aircraft on the ecology below. Crews observe the International Standards for waste disposal at all times and any spills or contamination must be reported immediately.
Bell understands the importance of community liaison and works with the client to make sure all of the relevant parties are aware of the upcoming project; this often involves newspaper articles, radio broadcasts and distribution of flyers. Great care is taken in planning the timing of projects with recent examples including rescheduling due to migrating pigeons (South of France), migrating Puffins (Northern Ireland) and mating Reindeer! (Sweden). Community Liaison is well received when pictures of the aircraft are released. The aircraft may look like a Dakota DC3 but it’s actually a Basler Turbo 67 and has a huge following from aircraft spotters.