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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

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

The Difference Between Hazard and Risk

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 21, 2018 5:43:00 AM

What’s in a Name?

Identifying hazards is a big part of implementing a Safety Management System or SMS. Most of us assume that we know what a hazard is. It’s not a complicated word, we’re pretty sure we know what it means. No problem, right?

Problem is, hazard might be one of the most misunderstood words in the English language. Probably because a lot of definitions you’ll find say something like what Google tells us, “a danger or risk.” From which we could gather that a hazard and a risk are the same.

Despite the common usage of hazard and risk synonymously, when one digs deeper into hazards and risk, a common thread emerges regardless of industry. For those who’ve made safety a profession, hazard and risk mean two distinctly different things.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Difference Between Threat and Hazard in Safety Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 13, 2018 4:23:00 AM

What is a Hazard

A hazard in safety management is a condition that poses danger to your organization, and can lead to an accident, incident, or other mishap if not mitigates.

A hazard satisfies ALL of the following conditions:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

 Examples of Good Hazard Reporting Forms in Aviation Safety

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 6, 2018 4:53:00 AM

How to Use Hazard Reporting Forms in SMS

You can’t really overestimate the value and usefulness of having high quality hazard reporting forms.

Hazard reporting underpins your ability to acquire data, which is the basis of most of the continuous improvement changes you make to your aviation SMS.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Document Your System Processes in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 25, 2018 4:10:00 AM

What is a System in Aviation SMS

First of all, a system is simply a logical, separate part or “entity” within the overall scope of your company that includes things like:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Be a Better Aviation Safety Manager

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 25, 2018 5:50:00 AM

Optimize Ability to Monitor, Manage, and Document

Becoming a better safety manager involves looking at how you are currently managing your SMS, and seeing where you can optimize your ability to:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to Complete Phase 3 of Aviation SMS Implementation [With Free Resources]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

What Is Phase 3 Of Aviation SMS Implementation

Phase 3 of Aviation SMS implementation is largely about implementing your Safety Risk Management process. Your SRM process is where you document and design your safety management system. Designing your SMS is a two-step process:

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Topics: Aviation SMS Implementation, 2-Safety Risk Management

What is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) in SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 28, 2018 4:34:00 AM

What is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)

Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) is a very simple, but remarkable process for driving improvement in the design of your aviation SMS.

Here are the main points of PDCA:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 23, 2018 5:48:00 AM

What is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Management of change in aviation SMS is a formal process for facilitating changes in safety programs. In general, the change management process is evoked when larger, system level changes are needed in the SMS.

Small changes are handled with corrective actions.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance, 2-Safety Risk Management

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