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Safety and Accident Investigation Board President Course & Chief of Safety Course (BPC-COS)
Course Number WCIP 05B, PDS Code EAE

Course Description:
This course trains future AFI 91-204 Safety Investigation Board (SIB) and AFI 51-307 Accident Investigation Board (AIB) presidents on their duties and responsibilities for Class A/B aviation, ground, space and weapons mishaps.  The course also provides an introduction to diverse safety program requirements to enhance the student’s ability to effectively lead and manage the wing/base or equivalent-level Air Force Safety (mishap prevention) program as the Chief of Safety IAW AFI 91-202.  The curriculum includes SIB and AIB procedures, composition and duties; safety privilege; mishap analysis; COS duties/responsibilities; principles of safety management; mishap prevention, to include planning and implementation; mishap investigation and reporting; aviation, weapons, occupational, and space safety program requirements; human factors; risk management; epidemiology; training, force development, and public affairs.

Eligibility Requirements:
For officers or civilians (GS-11 or higher) who are newly assigned Chiefs of Safety at an installation or wing. MAJCOM or NAF-level personnel may attend on a space-available basis. Air Force personnel must obtain class seats through their MAJCOM/DRU/FOA safety office.

Prerequisite:  All students enrolled in the BPC-COS course must complete a prerequisite before arrival.  For instructions:

- Log onto the Air Force portal
- Under "Quick Links," "Safety," select "Training and Force Development"
- Under "TDY Information," select "AFSEC Course Prerequisites"

Class Length: 5 days

Class Start Time: 0730

Class End Time: 1700/1500 on the final day of instruction

Materials Required: Note paper, pens and pencils

Recommended Pre-Training:  It is highly recommended that BPC-COS students complete the ADLS "Protecting Privileged Safety Information" distance learning module before arrival.

Log into ADLS, click on the "Course List," and select the course under "Safety."  For issues completing the training, please contact the Distance Learning branch chief at 505-853-3973.

Recommended Reading: AFI 91-202, AFI 91-204 and applicable AFMANs

Training Location: Headquarters Air Force Safety Center (HQ AFSEC), Bldg 24499 (1st Floor), 9700 G Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB, NM

Kirtland AFB Lodging:  Do not use DTS to make your lodging reservations for AF Safety Center classes held at Kirtland AFB.  AFSEC/SETM generates group billeting reservations on-base for all students and will e-mail the reservation number to students NLT 2 weeks before class start dates.  Students are responsible for confirming room reservations with their government credit card by calling the Kirtland Inn, DSN 246-9653 or Comm 505-846-9653.

Transportation:  Students may be billeted on the east or west side of base, a minimum of 3 miles to training location and dining facility.  Recommend a unit-funded rental car, or call Kirtland Vehicle Operations at DSN 246-2297 (Comm: 505-846-2297) to request a U-Drive-It vehicle.

Uniform Requirements:  Military members must attend class in the appropriate uniform and meet dress and appearance standards. ABUs, OCPs, and flight suits are permissible. Civilian members must wear business casual. Shorts, tank tops and athletic sweat suits are examples of inappropriate attire.

Contact Info:
SETM Course Managers, DSN: 246-1613/1983/9511/4093 (Comm: 505-846-1613/1983/9511/4093); Fax DSN: 246-1464; email address: afsec.setm@us.af.mil.