DESIGNATION OF ADVISER
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 adviser are the following:
The candidate must be independent.
The candidate must have the necessary qualifications and experience in the particular field where the expertise is required.
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 adviser.
The candidate must be a fit and proper person to duly exercise the powers of a designated adviser.
If the Commissioner designates an adviser as a human factors adviser, such adviser must be a designated aviation medical examiner with accident investigation training or an aviation psychologist.
Once designated, the adviser must –
assist the investigator-in-charge in the investigation of accidents and serious incidents;
if such adviser is a human factors adviser, assist in determining if the accident was caused by human factors, such as physical, physiological, medical or social factors, or a combination thereof;
report back to the investigator-in-charge on his or her findings regarding the accident or serious incident;
maintain competency; and
stay abreast of new developments, both locally and internationally.
Any person who desires to be designated as an adviser must apply in writing to the Commissioner.
An application for the designation as an adviser 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 adviser.
The Commissioner may designate the applicant as an adviser 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 adviser does not comply with the provisions of this technical standard; or
the withdrawal is necessary in the interests of aviation safety.
The candidate must comply with the conditions, requirements and rules contained in this technical standard.
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