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How to Perform Risk Assessments without Aviation Risk Management Software

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 23, 2017 6:08:00 AM

What is Risk Assessment?

Airport SMS programs and Airline SMS programs must create and maintain a formal process of risk analysis and risk assessment in order to keep safety performance at an acceptable level of safety (ALoS). This process is “formal” in the sense that this process needs to be documented and reviewed.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

3 Ways for Dealing with Fatigue Risk Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 16, 2017 5:56:00 AM

How to Understand Fatigue in Aviation SMS

Fatigue is a top safety priority. Even moderate levels of fatigue can cause employees to demonstrate the same mental and physical capabilities as an intoxicated person. Fatigue is such a high priority that there are even subsystems dedicated to fatigue – Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRM). Dealing with FRM correctly involves proper understanding of what fatigue is.

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How to Use Shortfall Analysis to Identify SMS Program Failures

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 15, 2017 6:07:00 AM

What is SMS Shortfall Analysis?


Despite the fact that many risk management tools provide great insights into how and why safety incidents occur; there have been no dedicated tools for answering the following question:

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3 Myths About Aviation Risk Management Programs During SMS Implementation

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 14, 2017 5:58:00 AM

 Be Aware of Your Aviation Risk Management Myths

Awareness is a great weapon for overcoming problems aviation risk management programs. When aviation safety managers try and implement a safety program while at the same time clinging to myths:

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4 Pillars | What is Risk Assessment in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 7, 2017 5:34:00 AM

What is Risk Assessment in Aviation SMS

Airport SMS programs and Airline SMS programs need to develop and maintain a formal process of risk analysis, risk assessment, and risk control to an acceptable level of safety (ALoS). We say that the process needs to be formal in the sense that risk assessments/analysis needs to be documented.

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What is a Risk Event in Aviation Risk Management and Why You Should be Using It

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 6, 2017 6:08:00 AM

Difference Between Risk and Risk Event

A couple of months ago we released a Hazard and Risk Competency Quiz, which deals a lot with the concept of Risk Events. Overall the assessment – which was purposefully very difficult – was very successful.

We received a lot of feedback about Risk Events, and for the most part aviation safety managers fall into 3 categories concerning Risk Events. If you are familiar with the assessment, which category do you fall into?

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What is a Corrective Action?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 2, 2017 5:56:00 AM

 What is a Corrective Action?

A corrective action is an action used to correct any undesirable element of a risk management program. Most commonly corrective actions are used as corrective-preventative actions, or CPAs. You may also see them called CAPAs (corrective action preventative action) or RCAs (recommended corrective action), though CPA is the most recognized globally in the aviation industry

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What is a Risk Matrix and Risk Assessment in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 30, 2017 6:02:00 AM

What is a Risk Matrix

Risk matrices are probably the inter-industry safety standard for the tool used in risk evaluation. In aviation SMS programs they are ubiquitous. They are simplistic chart (though not necessarily “simple”) that use “probability” and “severity” to quantify the scope of a real or hypothetical safety scenario. The quantification is generally broken into 3 categories:

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8 Stages of Safety Events in Aviation Risk Management Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 12, 2017 6:04:00 AM

Why Understand the Stages of Safety Events?

Understanding the fine lines between various stages of safety events in aviation risk management is extremely important.

Aviation SMS programs have been so successful if not for the sole reason that they have taken an analytical, systematic approach to risk.

Understanding each stage of a safety event exemplifies a systematic approach to risk on a detailed level.

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5 Proven Benefits of a Fishbone Diagram Library in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 11, 2017 6:05:00 AM

 Underlying Benefit of Fishbone Diagram in Aviation SMS

Fishbone diagram libraries provide many opportunities and benefits for aviation service providers who decide to adopt fishbone diagrams as a risk management tool.

The primary benefit of fishbone diagrams provide is detail.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

 

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