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Tyler Britton

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How Optimized Record Keeping Benefits Top Managers in Aviation

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 16, 2018 4:43:00 AM

What are Problems with Traditional Record Keeping

Tracking employees document and records is one of the most important documentation tasks aviation service providers have. This is especially true in the case of pilots, where poor record keeping can result in regulatory fines.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

20 Benefits of Optimized Pilot Records Management for SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 14, 2018 5:33:00 AM

What is Optimized Pilot Records Management

Aviation service providers are well aware importance of tracking pilots’ record and documents.

At any given time, an aviation service provider may have dozens of records that require action. Especially when these records are being documented in something like an Excel spreadsheet.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

SMS Design vs Performance Best Practices

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 9, 2018 4:55:00 AM

What is SMS Design

SMS design is the foundation of your safety program. It is the Safety Risk Management pillar portion of the 4 Pillars of SMS.

When building your safety program, establishing a thorough, encompassing design will be the first major milestone of your SMS.

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Social Psychology of Risk in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 7, 2018 4:44:00 AM

Why Social Psychology of Risk Is Important

Social psychology plays a tremendously important role in safe operations. In fact, it may play the most important role in safety outcomes. Safety performance in your aviation safety program will hinge on your ability to create a climate of positive social psychology through:

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Topics: Safety Culture

 30 Good Questions for Safety Surveys in Aviation SMS [With Free Resources]

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 2, 2018 4:33:00 AM

Benefits of Safety Surveys

Safety surveys give you insight into the relationship between your employees and your aviation safety program, which includes:

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Topics: Safety Culture

How to Manage Hazard Reports in Aviation SMS [With Free Resources]

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 1, 2018 4:16:00 AM

Steps for How to Manage Hazard Reports

The 4 I’s of Issue Management are a useful, high level way of looking at the process and steps for managing hazard reports.

In terms of how to manage hazard reports, these 4 basic steps in the process are:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

What Are Best Practices for Key Performance Indicators in Aviation SMS – With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 30, 2018 4:14:00 AM

What are Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators in aviation SMS measure the core safety concerns of your organization. They help you evaluate your success at reaching important safety targets.

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Topics: Key Performance Indicators

10 Best Ways to Promote Safety in Your Aviation SMS [With Free Checklist]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 25, 2018 4:03:00 AM

Why Managers Struggle with Safety Promotion

Safety Promotion is definitely the least appreciated of the 4 Pillars of SMS.

Almost without fail, promoting safety takes the “back seat” in most aviation safety programs because civil aviation authorities and auditors are significantly more interested in seeing that you comply with:

  • Safety Policy,
  • Safety Risk Management, and
  • Safety Assurance.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Best Monitor Fatigue in Your Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 24, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Why Fatigue Monitoring Matters

Fatigue is the sixth of the Dirty Dozen Human Factors.

Fatigue has traditionally received a lot of attention for flight crew due to the dramatic effects of the different types of fatigue have on pilot and cabin crew performance.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

What is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 23, 2018 5:48:00 AM

What is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Management of change in aviation SMS is a formal process for facilitating changes in safety programs. In general, the change management process is evoked when larger, system level changes are needed in the SMS.

Small changes are handled with corrective actions.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance, 2-Safety Risk Management

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