Elements of Safety Risk Management (SRM)
Safety Risk Management receives by far the most attention of any aspect of aviation safety management systems (SMS). It is, as you might say, “where the action is,” in terms of managing risk and the most focused-upon element in an aviation SMS.
Despite the fact that other aspects of aviation risk management processes provide equally valuable assistance in developing an aviation SMS, SRM deals most directly with risk exposure.
SRM is complex, as it:
- Requires as much “documenting what you are doing,” as “doing it”;
- Will be the area of your SMS program where you develop risk management tools; and
- Has many working parts needed to adequately practice SRM.
In this discussion, we'll explore the 4 important elements of Safety Risk Management (SRM).