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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: 2-Safety Risk Management, Aviation SMS Implementation

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: 2-Safety Risk Management, 3-Safety Assurance

What Are Most Important Things to Know About Hazard Reporting in SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 17, 2018 5:56:00 AM

Hazard Reporting More Than Just Hazards

“Hazard reporting” is a bit of a misnomer because employees report much more than hazards. Hazards are simply one type of thing that people report. Perhaps a more accurate expression for hazard reporting would be “issue reporting.”

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Issues Employees Should Be Reporting in Your SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 10, 2018 5:57:00 AM

Goals for Hazard Reporting

Knowing what issues employees should be reporting in your SMS requires you to always keep the primary goals of hazard reporting in mind:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

4 Charts for Proactive Risk Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 4, 2018 6:17:00 AM

What is Proactive Risk Management

Proactive risk management for safety managers involves risk management activities that are dedicated to recognizing potential concerns before those concerns actualize. Proactive risk management does this by:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Which Issues Management Should Care About in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 3, 2018 5:57:00 AM

Hazard Reporting Process is For More Than Just Hazards

The idea of “hazard reporting” is a bit inaccurate because employees should be reporting more than just hazards.

Hazards are just one type of concern that employee should report. When we are talking about hazard reporting, what we are really talking about is “issue reporting.”

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

8 Best Charts for Reactive Risk Management in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 28, 2018 5:53:00 AM

What is Reactive Risk Management in Aviation SMS

Reactive risk management in aviation SMS is a technique that, mainly, involves the ability to respond to safety issues (or other types of issues, such as compliance, quality, etc.).

Reactive management is a response based approach to risk.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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