What Is a Risk Control in Aviation SMS Programs
Risk controls in aviation safety management systems (SMS) are a company’s shield against danger and the best chance for aviation service providers to conduct operations successfully.
Danger can be many things in an operational environment, but generally danger falls into one of the following categories:
- Human behavior (i.e., Human Factors);
- “Things” in the environment, such as weather, machinery, obstructions;
- Safety events (risks) that will lead to damages without intervention; and
- Bureaucratic weaknesses.