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How to Create an Aviation SMS Audit Plan

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 20, 2018 5:05:00 AM

What is an Internal Aviation SMS Audit

An internal aviation SMS audit is a process you use to verify that certain actions are taking place in your SMS.

Audits are a safety assurance activity that is most commonly used to broadly assess whether or not your SMS is practicing continuous improvement.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

Making Sense of SMS - A Beginner’s Perspective

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 17, 2018 7:11:00 AM

What Is This SMS Thing?

What’s the first thing you do when you want to answer a question? You Google it, right? Well, when you Google "aviation SMS, this is what the FAA will tell you:

“SMS is the formal, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls. It includes systematic procedures, practices, and policies for the management of safety risk.” FAA Order 8000.369

But What Does That Mean?

Being the curious spirit that I am, I started digging.

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Topics: 4 Pillars

How SMS Benefits Airport Management

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 17, 2018 4:37:00 AM

SMS Creates Inclusive Airport Environment

My field of study is aerospace management. In one path of this field alone, airport management, there are many different systems that require complex, diverse operations. Some of these systems are:

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Topics: Risk Management Training

How to Endorse your Safety Policy

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 15, 2018 5:05:00 AM

What is Aviation Safety Policy

Having an aviation Safety Policy is a compliance requirement for in aviation SMS.

The purpose of your safety polity is, as ICAO notes, to “Describe the organization’s intentions, management principles and commitment to improving aviation safety in terms of the…service provider.”

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

Difference Between Threat and Hazard in Safety Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 13, 2018 4:23:00 AM

What is a Hazard

A hazard in safety management is a condition that poses danger to your organization, and can lead to an accident, incident, or other mishap if not mitigates.

A hazard satisfies ALL of the following conditions:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Sell All Employees on Your Aviation Safety Program

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 10, 2018 4:04:00 AM

3 Ways to Encourage Participation in Your Aviation Safety Program

Many service providers struggle with overcoming the difficulty of generating participation and buy-in for their safety management program. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Employees in your organization will be much more likely to participate if you design your SMS to be:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Write a Commitment to Transparency in Aviation SMS (And Why to Do It)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 9, 2018 4:29:00 AM

What is Transparency in Aviation SMS

Transparency in aviation safety management is concerned with what types information various employee roles have in your company. By “types of information” we are mostly talking about safety concerns that are discovered through hazard reports, audits, etc.

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Topics: Safety Culture

What the SMS Human Factor Lack of Awareness Is (With Free Newsletter Resource)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 8, 2018 4:13:00 AM

What Is the Human Factor Lack of Awareness

The Human Factor Lack of Awareness is the “dead end” that many other Human Factors lead to. It happens when you are:

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Topics: Human Factors

Spreadsheets vs Software for Aviation Safety Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 7, 2018 4:36:00 AM

Spreadsheet-Based SMS or Software-Based SMS

Running a spreadsheet-based SMS or upgrading to a software-based SMS is a decision that companies are increasingly having to make a choice upon. A majority of aviation safety management systems are spreadsheet based. If you are a safety manager, your SMS is probably based on spreadsheets.

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Topics: Risk Management Software

 Examples of Good Hazard Reporting Forms in Aviation Safety

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 6, 2018 4:53:00 AM

How to Use Hazard Reporting Forms in SMS

You can’t really overestimate the value and usefulness of having high quality hazard reporting forms.

Hazard reporting underpins your ability to acquire data, which is the basis of most of the continuous improvement changes you make to your aviation SMS.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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