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20 Questions For Your Safety Risk Management Process in Aviation SMS [With Free Checklists]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 31, 2018 4:54:00 AM

What is Safety Risk Management Process

The Safety Risk Management process (SRM) is where you outline and document your entire operational risk profile. Completing your SRM process is a major part of Phase 3 of SMS implementation.

Once you complete initial documentation of your SRM process, you will need to continuously update it as new “inputs” are identified or implemented in your SMS, such as:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

3 Ways to Practice Predictive Risk Management

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Oct 25, 2018 4:15:00 AM

What is Predictive Risk Management?

Proactive and predictive risk management are difficult to separate. Proactive risk management identifies safety concerns before events occur. Predictive risk management aims to predict future risk based on past performance data.

Predictive risk management is a blending of reactive and proactive strategies. Safety teams can uncover potential risks by examining data and making predictions.

For predictive risk management to work, your operation needs strong operational processes. You’ll also need historical data on which to base predictions. A strong understanding of human factors will help as well.

Here, we’ll examine three methods of predictive risk management.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

SMS First Steps: KPIs

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Oct 23, 2018 5:45:00 AM

What Are KPIs?

KPIs, or key performance indicators, track performance in business, quality, and safety. Understanding and using KPIs is a crucial part of SMS.

SMS can track hundreds of data points, especially when using advanced SMS software. Use data tied to objectives and goals to get the most from your KPIs.

Selecting key indicators helps to focus on the outcomes. Looking at all the data can be overwhelming. Much of it will be irrelevant to measuring performance. Selecting the right indicators will save time and increase productivity.

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Topics: Key Performance Indicators, 2-Safety Risk Management

How to be Compliant with ICAO Safety Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 10, 2018 5:15:00 AM

What is ICAO’s Requirement for Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Element 2.2 of ICAO’s requirements is for you to develop and maintain a process to:

  • Analyze risk;
  • Assess risk; and
  • Control risk.
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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

How to be Compliant with ICAO Change Management Requirement

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 3, 2018 5:45:00 AM

What is Change Management

Management of change in aviation SMS is a formal process for facilitating changes in safety programs. Usually, this process is instigated when required changes are going to affect higher level, systems in the SMS. Smaller changes are handled with corrective actions.

The basic tenants of management of change in aviation SMS are:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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

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