This course trains future DAFI 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 or Space 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.
For officers or civilians (GS-11 or higher) who are newly assigned Chiefs of Safety at an installation or wing. MAJCOM/FIELD COMMAND or NAF-level personnel may attend on a space-available basis. MAJCOM/FIELD COMMAND/DRU/FOA Safety Training POCs must request a waiver, through AFSEC/SET, email@example.com for personnel who do not meet eligibility requirements. Air Force and Space Force personnel must obtain class seats through their MAJCOM/FIELD COMMAND/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 (Virtual)
Class Start Time: 0730
Class End Time: 1700/1500 on the final day of instruction
Materials Required: Note paper, pens and pencils
Recommended Reading: AFI 91-202, DAFI 91-204, AFI 51-307, and applicable AFMANs
Training Location: Please refer to your MAJCOM POC and the course calendars for FY21 and FY22 found at https://www.safety.af.mil/Divisions/Training-and-Force-Development-Division/.
Students will receive a welcome email approximately two weeks before the start of class confirming the location of the course.
Uniform Requirements: Military members must attend class in the appropriate uniform and meet dress and appearance standards. OCPs and flight suits are permissible. Civilian members must wear business casual. Shorts, tank tops and athletic sweat suits are examples of inappropriate attire.
SETM Course Managers, DSN: 246-1613/9511, Comm: 505-846-1613/9511); Fax DSN: 246-1464; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.