ESH Requirements for Sikorsky Aircraft Contractors

ESH Requirements for Sikorsky Aircraft Contractors


Sikorsky Aircraft is committed to operating in a manner that prevents accidents and ESH incidents, actively manages risk, conserves natural resources, protects the environment, and ensures the safety of employees, contractors and the public.


  • Implement the Lockheed Martin ESH Management System.
  • Eliminate all employee injuries by making the workplace free from hazards and unsafe conditions.
  • Drive pollutants in manufacturing processes to the lowest achievable levels.
  • Conserve natural resources in the design, manufacture, use and disposal of products and delivery of services.
  • Establish safety and environmental protection standards that comply with local laws, Lockheed Martin Corporate requirements and go beyond, when necessary, to achieve the goals of this policy.
  • Hold operating managers accountable for safety and environmental performance and for providing leadership and required resources.
  • Integrate operational risk management into all business processes, ensuring decisions are based upon assessments of risk integral to the task or scope.
  • Continuous improvement of the Safety Management System that aims to identify and eliminate or mitigate risks associated with safety of flight conditions and flight operations.
  • Establish a Safety Culture that embodies a spirit of openness in eliminating and/or mitigating risks to ensure safety.


  • Establish safety and environmental goals, measure progress regularly and report progress to senior Sikorsky management, and employees; and address customer requirements.
  • Develop technologies and methods to assure safe workplaces worldwide and to protect the environment.
  • Demonstrate that ESH is integrated into sustainable business operations, including but not limited to product design, services, procurement, supplier selections, manufacturing, and property upgrade/renovation/rearrangement. Sikorsky's management will create a Safety Culture in which every employee is aware of their ESH responsibilities and motivated to manage risk at work and promote safety and wellness at home. We seek and expect all employees to participate towards these goals.


Sikorsky Aircraft uses Avetta (formerly PICS Auditing) to help manage the Contractor ESH Qualification Process for on-site Contractors.

All Sikorsky Contractors are required to complete the following steps:

  1. Register Online -

  2. Complete the following processes:
    1. DocuGUARD
      1. Pre-qualification form (PQF)
      2. Annual Updates for previous 3 years
        1. OSHA logs
        2. Experience Modification Rates
        3. End User License Agreement
        4. Sikorsky PQF

    2. AuditGUARD
      1. Safety Manual & Implementation Audit

    3. InsureGUARD
      1. General Liability & Workers Compensation

  3. Achieve a minimum Flag Status of Yellow (conditionally approved), while working towards a Flag Status of Green (fully approved). 


All Sikorsky Aircraft Contractors that perform on-site services are required to complete and pass the appropriate level of training prior to performing on-site activities and on an annual basis, by each individual contractor employee. If you are a subcontractor, you must take the training under you company name, not your current general contractor’s company name. If you are unsure of which level of training is required for your company, please refer to the definitions below.

The training can be accessed by clicking on the following link or by copying and pasting the address into your web browser:

First-time users will need to register and create an individual User ID and Password. Contact your current Sikorsky point of contact for the Access Code.

If your company name is not displayed in the “Contractor Name” drop-down menu during registration, and you have been approved by Avetta (formally known as PICS Auditing), contact and include your legal company name.

The resources page will give you instructions on how to register and how to select courses.

Level I Contractor: Examples of level I contractors are credit union employees, office equipment repair personnel, cafeteria personnel, office staff, external auditors, etc.

Level III Contractor: Contractors whose services require them to work in the shop or other potentially hazardous work areas (e.g., process engineering consultants, equipment engineers, original equipment manufacturer service contractors), delivery personnel who engage in material handling activities, Contractors and projects that involve trades type work such as general contractors, construction vendors, riggers/millwrights, painters, machine tool services vendors, and other vendors who use power tools and/or are engaged in activities that involve potentially hazardous chemicals or energy sources.

Site Safety Plans

Site Safety Plans are required to be submitted to your Contractor Coordinator, reviewed with the on-site crew and kept accessible on location.

You may use your companies Job Hazard/Job Safety Analysis format, or this provided template.

Site Safety Plans must contain detailed analysis of job steps, associated hazards and proper controls to mitigate risk.


Contractors must have access to the Sikorsky Aircraft Environment, Safety & Health Guidelines for Contractors guidebook at all times while on Sikorsky Aircraft property.

Click here to download the ESH Guidebook

The guidebook contains requirements established from promulgated regulatory standards as well as Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin requirements highlighted to emphasize these points.

The guidebook is designed to help communicate requirements intended to assist Sikorsky Aircraft in the implementation of best management practices to ensure the safety of our employees as well as the contractors working on behalf of Sikorsky Aircraft.

The rules and requirements covered within this guidebook are not all inclusive as there may be additional requirements specific to a project or task.

If you have any questions regarding any information contained within this document please contact your Contractor Coordinator or your Site Contractor Program Manager