Canadian Association of Rocketry /
Association canadienne de fuséonautique
This system defines the safety program and the technical safety requirements for individuals acting as Range Safety Officers and Rocket Inspectors in order to comply with Transport Canada's Requirements for Launching High Power Rockets In Canada. It is needed to protect new members certifying to fly high power rockets, launch proponents, the general public and private property from hazards associated with failure of rocketry components and inexperience.
The Range Safety Officer (RSO) shall be appropriately qualified and/or certified to oversee the rocket launch. This will occur by proof of experience and knowledge of launch procedures, equipment and regulations governing launching rockets, and by unanimous approval of a panel of peers, currently the new RSO Committee.
The Rocket Inspector (RI) Levels 1 - 3, shall be appropriately qualified and/or certified to approve each and every rocket for flight. This will occur by proof of experience and knowledge of high power rocketry systems and regulations governing launching rockets.
The Range Safety Officer (RSO) and the Rocket Inspector (RI) shall have knowledge of the following documents:
The Rocket Inspector (RI) Certification Levels attest to the following individuals experiences:
The RSO's responsibilities vary among rocket launch meets. General allocation of the safety responsibilities and requirements for pre-launch, launch and post launch can include:
The Range Safety Officer (RSO) is responsible for, and shall carry out, actions necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property at launch operations. This checklist sets out primary elements that should be addressed, in whole or in part, in the event of a mishap causing significant damage to property or injury or death to persons.
The primary purpose of investigating accidents is to determine the cause, identify corrective actions and take preventative measures in future rocket launch operations.
The following procedures are suggested:
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Association of Rocketry / Association Canadienne de Fuséonautique is an association of rocketeers organized for the purpose of promotion, development, education and advancement of amateur aerospace activities.
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