The S&TA is the USPA member's direct link to the Regional Director and USPA Headquarters. If you have a safety concern or question about anything related to skydiving, your S&TA is probably the best place to start looking for answers. If he doesn’t know the answer to your question, he will likely know where to find it or who to call for an answer.
Information and resources for current Safety & Training Advisors
Summary of Responsibilities
The principal responsibility of the S&TA is to promote safe skydiving. Toward that goal, the S&TA serves specific advisory and administrative functions:
• Observes skydiving operations to verify compliance with the Basic Safety Requirements
• Informs the Regional Director of all flagrant and/or recurring safety violations
• In grave cases, takes summary action under Section 1-6 of the USPA Governance Manual
• Provides safety and training advice to skydivers, drop zone operators, and rating holders
• Reviews plans for exhibition jumps
• Verifies that drop zones qualify as “sanctioned” by meeting the minimum drop zone requirements (see the BSRs in the Skydiver’s Information Manual)
• Assists and advises with extraordinary skydive operations (see the BSRs and Advanced Progression section in the Skydiver’s Information Manual)
• Investigates accidents and submits reports (submit online)
• Verifies the requirements on D-License applications and rating renewals
• Promotes USPA policies and programs, for example, USPA Safety Day
• Unless excused by the Regional Director, attends an annual S&TA meeting called by the Regional Director
Like skydiving, Safety Day is also about fun. It certainly won't be hard to encourage jumpers to get together at the end of the day's activities for some mid-winter socializing. Make sure to include that in your Safety Day plan, too!