Paperwork Is More than Tedious
Let’s be real – documentation is really just a fancy word for paperwork (digital or hardcopy). It can be extremely tedious.
I’ve never met anyone who looks forward to documentation required in an aviation safety management system (SMS). That doesn’t change the fact that at every activity of an aviation SMS –
- audit reports,
- SMS training records
- reported safety issues, and
- continuous improvement –
documentation does greatly impact the efficiency of the SMS.
SMS documentation is the script of an SMS.