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Tyler Britton

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Best Practices for Hazard Reporting in SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 17, 2018 4:22:00 AM

What are Goals for Best Practices of Hazard Reporting

Knowing best practices for hazard reporting in SMS is an attempt to better attain the goals of hazard reporting.

What are the goals of hazard reporting?

There are three main objectives:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Should Be in Your Safety Policy in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 12, 2018 5:40:00 AM

What is Aviation Safety Policy

An aviation Safety Policy is a document in safety management systems that outlines:

  • What your organization’s safety value are;
  • What safety commitments your organization is willing to make; and
  • What the important resources are that employees can use to behave safely (policies, procedures, accountabilities).
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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

How to Be Compliant with Continuous Improvement of SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 10, 2018 4:53:00 AM

Practicing vs Verifying SMS Continuous Improvement

It’s important to make the distinction between the

  • practicing of continuous improvement and
  • verifying that continuous improvement is happening.
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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How Often Should You Conduct Aviation SMS Audit

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 5, 2018 5:39:00 AM

What is an Internal Aviation SMS Audit

An internal aviation SMS audit is how you evaluate any part of your SMS.

On the one hand, you use such audits to ensure that certain actions are taking place in your SMS, such as SRM operations or continuous improvement.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Know if Your Aviation Safety Policy is Complete

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 3, 2018 5:46:00 AM

What is Aviation SMS Safety Policy

An aviation Safety Policy is a document in safety management systems that outlines the core, important safety information that underlies your SMS.

It is the canon for your SMS.

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

How to Be Compliant with Safety Communication in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 29, 2018 4:58:00 AM

What is Safety Communication in Aviation SMS

Safety communication in aviation SMS is simply another way of sharing data.

Safety communication IS data sharing. This data sharing happens in several ways:

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Topics: Safety Culture

How Mistakes Can Improve Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Mistakes Are an Opportunity

In any industry, there are bound to be mistakes. In aviation, mistakes can lead to devastating accidents, an outcome that we hope to prevent by implementing Safety Management Systems (SMS) in our organizations.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

Best Practices for Categorizing Your Data in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 27, 2018 5:37:00 AM

What are Classifications in Aviation Risk Management

In SMS, it’s extremely useful to organize reported issues by classifying them with classifications.

A classification is a simply a unit of organization. By “unit of organization,” we are talking about a short phrase that describes the safety issue in one way. This issue can be described in terms of:

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

How to implement SRM Process in Aviation SMS [With Free Checklist]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 22, 2018 4:25:00 AM

What is Safety Risk Management Process

Your Safety Risk Management process is how you design your SMS.

First you design and document your SMS, and then update it as your SMS and/or environment changes.

Developing your SRM process, and in turn designing your SMS, happens largely in Phase 3 of aviation SMS Implementation.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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

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