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How to Create Safety Objectives in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 18, 2017 6:19:00 AM

What are Safety Objectives in Aviation SMS Programs

Safety objectives in aviation SMS programs the markers your safety program uses to assess whether or not your safety goals are being achieved. Your safety objectives will be the basis for how you measure safety performance.

Creating safety objectives is one of the most important tasks for setting yourself up to make good safety decisions. Important elements to point out when discussing what safety objectives are in aviation SMS are:

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

The 5 Risk Mitigation Strategies in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 13, 2017 6:44:00 AM

What is a Risk Mitigation Strategy in Aviation SMS Programs

The primary objective of risk mitigation strategies in aviation SMS programs is usually detailed as being a plan to implement risk controls that reduce the likelihood/severity of each identified specific risk. However, this risk mitigation plan in limited in that it does not address the mitigation of hazard occurrence.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Automate Aviation SMS Training in 4 Steps Using Your Safety Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 11, 2017 5:42:00 AM

Benefits When You Automate Aviation SMS Training

Aviation SMS training can be hard on organizations, both financially and logistically. As organizations grow, the logistical and financial headache will become more pronounced, especially as resources are stretched thin.

The financial problem of aviation SMS training is not simply that training costs money, but it also pulls workers away from their duties. Attempting to coordinate substitutes and training times is an additional logistical/financial burden. The answer to these burdens is to automate aviation SMS training.

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Topics: Risk Management Training

What is Aviation Risk Management Slippage, and Why It Concerns You

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 6, 2017 6:02:00 AM

What is Aviation Risk Management Slippage

Aviation risk management slippage is an extremely important concept in aviation SMS programs.

Safety managers need to be aware of what this concept is, and what it looks like in the operational environment. In short, risk management slippage is a subtle, passive hazardous situation whereby:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Practice Reactive, Proactive, and Predictive Risk Management in Your Safety Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 4, 2017 6:05:00 AM

What it Means to Practice Reactive, Proactive, and Predictive Risk Management

If you want to practice reactive, proactive, and predictive risk management in your safety program, you first and foremost need to understand the difference between these types of risk management. Understanding what each type of risk management is does not involve just understanding the “conceptual” difference, but how each practice differs in the actual operational environment.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

5 Core Rules for Risk Analysis in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 30, 2017 5:59:00 AM

What is Risk Analysis in Aviation SMS Programs?

Risk Analysis is the core of an aviation SMS program’s risk management and safety assurance processes. In short, it is the core element in Risk analysis is an activity whereby safety management qualifies a safety concern. In other words, risk analysis

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

What are Safety Objectives in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 28, 2017 5:23:00 AM

Why Safety Management Gets Safety Objectives Wrong

Somewhat surprisingly, safety objectives are often quite misunderstood. Experienced safety management may have a slightly misguided understanding of safety objectives.

New safety management will simply ask, what are safety objectives? Do you know how to properly describe safety objectives?

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

4 Important Tools Airport SMS Programs Need

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 23, 2017 5:16:00 AM

Tools Specific to Airport SMS Programs

Let’s talk about airport SMs programs. While there are many overlaps between safety management systems for airlines and airports, each has several distinct needs.

Airport SMS programs have very complex needs, which have a tendency to incorporate many more quality management needs than aviation SMS programs.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

Overview of 4 Phases of Aviation SMS Implementation

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 21, 2017 5:47:00 AM

How Long Does Aviation SMS Implementation Take?

Creating the 4 Phases of aviation SMS implementation is one of the great contributions that ICAO has made to the quality development of safety management systems. The 4 Phases of implementation provide a framework and road map service providers can follow to build a high-functioning safety program.

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Topics: Aviation SMS Implementation

FAA Part 5 Compliance: Safety Promotion (The "Overlooked Pillar")

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 16, 2017 5:48:00 AM

Disconnect in FAA Importance Stressed on Safety Promotion

A few elements of the Safety Promotion requirements need to be discussed before we jump in.

The Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance pillars of SMS receive by far the most attention by aviation service providers and aviation oversight agencies. Lagging far behind them is Safety Policy.

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Topics: FAA Compliance

 

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