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Straight Talk About Aviation Safety Risk Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 18, 2019 5:35:00 AM

How Do You Talk About Aviation Safety Risk Management

Aviation safety managers have jobs that others may find unrewarding, or difficult for them to witness results. The safety manager may spend years performing routine "safety manager stuff," while others may wonder: "just what do you do around here?"

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Reality of Practicing Predictive Risk Management In Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 11, 2019 6:06:00 AM

What Is Predictive Risk Management?

In aviation safety management systems (SMS), risk management professionals toss around three common terms:

  • reactive risk management;
  • proactive risk management; and
  • predictive risk management.
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FAA Part 5 Compliance | Safety Risk Management System Description Requirement

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 26, 2019 5:48:00 AM

FAA’s Safety Risk Management (SRM) Process and System Description Element

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety risk management (SRM) compliance requirement for System Description has one clear goal: establish the components of your operating environment’s

  • systems,
  • processes,
  • procedures, and
  • important safety elements.

Despite the fact that the goal is clear, system description is too often skimmed over by safety teams during their initial implementation phase of their aviation safety management systems (SMS). This is a mistake.

Why is this element of SRM often skimmed over?

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5 Tips to Tell Whether Your Aviation SMS Is Performing?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What Are We Really Talking About?

In aviation safety management systems (SMS), the best indicator of a highly performant safety culture isn’t one that has reduced operational risk close to zero, but one that readily adapts to and absorbs safety issues and disturbances as they arise.

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4 Tools to Help Every Aviation SMS Implementation

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Aviation SMS Implementations Are Result of Many Small Actions

The process of aviation safety management systems (SMS), simply put, is the conglomeration of many small actions on the part of safety management teams, operational managers and employees.

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How Should Safety Managers Talk to Others About Aviation SMS?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 17, 2019 5:24:00 AM

The Method of Talking about a Safety Management System

In another post about safety management systems for the layman, I discussed some of the groundwork for what an aviation safety management system (SMS) is and who uses it.

But as a good friend of mine who is a safety inspector told me – and this is true, “I don’t tell people what I do. I just tell people I’m a Civil Engineer because that’s

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How to Perform Risk Assessments without Aviation Risk Management Software

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 16, 2019 6:08:00 AM

What Is Risk Assessment?

In November 2006, ICAO mandated that all member states implement formal aviation safety management systems (SMS). One objective was to provide aviation service providers with a standardized approach to managing safety.

During the aviation SMS implementation, operators 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.

Performing risk assessments in aviation SMS may start with hazard identification and the subsequent hazard reporting activity. Alternatively, a management of change project may have initiated a system review that identified either existing hazards or new hazards.

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Difference between Reactive, Predictive and Proactive Risk Management in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 14, 2019 6:11:00 AM

Why You Need to Know Difference between Reactive, Predictive, and Proactive Risk Management

Aviation safety managers and employees who understand the real difference between reactive, predictive, and proactive risk management activities gain considerable benefit for generating good safety performance.

The fact is that these three types of risk management strategies are often misunderstood and/or confused.

Can you describe the difference?

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4 Best Safety Practices for General Aviation Pilots

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 11, 2019 6:07:00 AM

Safety Management Systems Not Just for Large Operators

When we think of safety management systems (SMS), it’s easy to think of big operations such as major airlines and large international airports.

General aviation pilots and smaller aviation service providers need their own safety management systems as well, albeit not as complex as those maintained by larger operators.

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Tips to Sharpen Aviation Risk Management Skills

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jul 10, 2019 6:12:00 AM

Aviation Risk Management Skills Always Need Refining

Pilots have to be committed to safety.

At the end of the day, safety is the most important thing in aviation.

Whenever aviation service providers take risks with safety, they are possibly risking their own life and the lives of others.

An aviation professional who is successful in risk management is a person who is:

  • detail oriented;
  • excellent at prioritizing;
  • focused on continuing to sharpen skills;
  • interested in learning new risk management tools; and
  • staying current with rules, techniques, and practices within their field.
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