DESIGNATION OF AN INVESTIGATOR
Conditions, requirements, rules, procedures and standards for a designation
The conditions and requirements for and the rules, procedures and standards connected with the designation of an investigator are the following:
The candidate must –
have qualifications similar to that of a senior air traffic controller, flight inspector, airworthiness inspector or an authorised officer appointed as an accident investigator; and
have successfully completed an approved training course in accident investigation; or
have proven experience in accident and incident investigation.
The candidate must have sufficient ability in reading, speaking and understanding the English language to enable such candidate to duly exercise the powers of a designated investigator.
The candidate must be a fit and proper person to duly exercise the powers of a designated investigator.
Once designated, the investigator must –
conduct all accident and incident investigations allocated by the investigator-in-charge to such investigator in the manner prescribed in TS 12.03.2;
report back to the investigator-in-charge on every accident and incident investigation;
maintain competency; and
stay abreast of new developments regarding accident and incident investigation, both locally and internationally.
Any person who desires to be designated as an investigator must apply in writing to the Commissioner.
An application for the designation as an investigator must be accompanied by proof that the applicant complies with the conditions, requirements and standards contained in this technical standard.
The Commissioner may, after due consideration of the application, designate the applicant as an investigator.
The Commissioner may designate the applicant as an investigator for the period determined by the Commissioner, which period may not exceed one year, calculated from the date of designation.
The Commissioner may withdraw a designation if –
it becomes evident that the designated investigator does not comply with the provisions of this technical standard; or
the withdrawal is necessary in the interests of aviation safety.
The designated investigator must, upon the withdrawal of the designation by the Commissioner, forthwith surrender the document referred to in CAR 12.01.4(4) to the Commissioner.
The candidate must comply with the conditions, requirements and rules contained in this technical standard.
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