Web Enabled Safety System
Online reporting via the Web Enabled Safety System (WESS) is the method for
supporting Hazard Reports. When filing an ATC Hazard Report, Risk Assessment
Codes (RAC) are assigned that best describe the associated hazard.
Category 1 Hazard may cause death or loss of a facility asset
Category 2 May cause severe injury, severe occupational illness, significant
property damage, or severe degradation to the efficient use of assets
Category 3 May cause minor injury, minor occupational illness, minor property
damage, or minor degradation to the efficient use of assets
Category 4 Would not significantly affect personnel safety or health, property,
or efficient use of assets, but is nevertheless in violation of an established
regulation or standard
All air traffic controllers, both military and civilian, must be certified and facility-rated in
accordance with CFR, Part 65.
NATOPS Air Traffic Control Facilities Manual, NAVAIR 00-80T-114, establishes the
Navy's certification process and augments and amplifies the certification procedures
prescribed in the CFR, Part 65. In addition to an Airman Written Test, this manual also
requires Navy air traffic controllers to have an ATCS certificate, FAA Form 7220-1.
The overall certification program has three parts: certification, facility rating, and
Two factors must be considered in determining the job proficiency of an air traffic
A written test to determine that a controller has a thorough knowledge of the
basic rules and regulations
A practical test to determine the controller's ability to apply this knowledge under
actual traffic conditions
Navy ATC Certification Process
To be an air traffic controller in the Navy, personnel must meet certain medical and
specific AC rating requirements.
In accordance with the physical standards established in the Manual of the Medical
Department, military air traffic controllers must maintain a current annual physical.
Additionally, each controller must have a current Clearance Notice (Aeromedical),
NAVMED 6400/2 on file when he or she provides or supervises ATC services.