Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been functioning since 2009 developing the concept of the BARS Bow-tie model of the Standard and providing ongoing input to the contents of the Standard. The TAC is made up of the subscribed BARS member Organizations and the BARS Program Office Management. TAC Meetings are held twice a year, once in Australia and once in an international location. The Open session of the TAC invites other BARS Program stakeholders such as the Audit Company representatives and observers to attend and contribute to the ongoing Program development.

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC27) 

Date: Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 May 2022

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street Melbourne
8.30am-5pm 25th –   Heritage Room
8.30am – 12 mid-day 26th –   Presidents Room


Technical Advisory Committee (TAC27) Agenda – Melbourne 25-26 May 2022

    • Program Office Report
    • BARS Program training update
    • Ratification of new and updated Standards – Version 9 of the BAR Standard and introducing the BAR Standard for the Utility and Energy Sector operations
    • RPAS Operations and managing identified risks- underground operations and the separation framework for conventional aviation (SIMOPS)
    • Airport emergency response – capabilities and training of personnel
    • Learning from all operations and safety leadership in the contract environment
    • Launch of the BARS for RPAS Audit & Registration Program
    • Shock loading of helicopter long lines and use of the tell-tale link

Please contact the BPO for any further queries.