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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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Steps to Create an Emergency Response Plan in Aviation SMS [With Free Checklists]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 20, 2018 4:00:00 AM

What Is an Emergency Response Plan

An emergency response plan is a manual that companies use to address many different types of emergency situations.

The manuals include:

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Best Practices for Designing Your SMS for Aviation Service Providers

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 30, 2018 4:58:00 AM

What is SMS Design

In aviation safety, SMS design is the framework upon which operations run safely.

SMS design is encapsulated in the Safety Risk Management pillar of the 4 Pillars of SMS. Implementing the design of your SMS will be the first major accomplishment of your safety program.

Following the SRM process, your design has five stages for design:

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Acceptable Level of Safety (ALoS) in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 21, 2018 6:10:00 AM

Definition of Acceptable Level of Safety in Aviation SMS

Acceptable Level of Safety (ALoS) in Aviation SMS is how you define the maximum level of risk you are willing to accept as “reasonable.”

When I say "you," I'm actually referring to the person who has the authority to accept risk for a particular area of operations. This may include:

  • Accountable executive;
  • Department heads;
  • Safety officers; or 
  • Line managers.
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Mastering Aviation SMS Safety Policy Compliance with Indicators

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 9, 2017 5:57:00 AM

Three Stages of Aviation SMS Compliance

There are three levels in the hierarchy of aviation SMS compliance, each with varying degrees of safety performance. Arriving at even the first marker of compliance can take years.

Aviation SMS safety policy will be the first area that organizations focus on for achieving compliance in phases I and II in aviation SMS implementation.

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FAA Part 5 | Safety Policy Compliance

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 20, 2017 5:54:00 AM

Five Parts of FAA Part 5 Safety Policy Documentation Compliance

FAA Part 5 compliance for Safety Policy is largely the concern of new aviation SMS programs.

Safety Policy requirements are mainly fulfilled in the first phase of aviation SMS implementation. Fortunately, the FAA’s compliance guidelines on this SMS Pillar are very clear, and well outlined.

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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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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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4 Pieces of Safety Policy Your SMS Program Should Have

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 26, 2017 6:10:00 AM

Safety Policy Can Greatly Help Effective Safety Culture

Safety policy is a major asset for building an effective safety culture in aviation SMS programs. Safety policy should not be tucked away somewhere out of site, or just used to "check the box." Having the right kind of safety policy will influence each one of the four pillars to build safety culture:

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How to Identify Obstacles Blocking Your Aviation SMS Program?

Posted by Dr. Bob Baron on Mar 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Aviation Safety Managers Start With Something

When artists paint on a blank canvas, it gives them an opportunity to start with nothing and creatively turn it into something. This allows the artist to create a picture without having to change or modify a picture that already exists.

When implementing a Safety Management System (SMS), most Safety Managers do not have the luxury of starting with a blank canvas; instead, they must

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