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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

Best Safety Risk Management Practices for Aviation Maintenance

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Mar 2, 2018 5:52:00 AM

Best Safety Risk Management Practices for Aviation Maintenance

Best safety risk management practices for aviation maintenanceIn aviation maintenance, as in all other aspects of the aviation sector, safety is paramount. Four safety management practices which can be applied to make any maintenance operation safer are:

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What is the Key to Successful Risk Management?

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Feb 16, 2018 6:01:00 AM

How to Manage High Levels of Risk Effectively

As the former Commander of the International Space Station, it is not surprising that in interviews, Chris Hadfield often stresses the importance of effective risk management. Whether for career or pleasure, every aviator experiences a considerable level of risk. This is epitomized by the life of this former astronaut.

Nothing but the thin walls of a pressurized enclosure, hurtling through space at unimaginable speeds, lay between his small team onboard the space station and the cold eternity of space. In such circumstances, one small mistake could mean the difference between life and death.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What Are Best Practices for Change Management in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 22, 2018 5:48:00 AM

What is Management of Change in Aviation SMS

Management of change in aviation SMS is a formal process for implementing system-level changes in aviation SMS programs.

By system-level, we are talking about a change that is significant enough to affect the design of your SMS.

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

5 Essential Safety Performance Monitoring Tools in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 8, 2018 6:24:00 AM

What is Safety Performance Monitoring in Aviation SMS

Safety performance monitoring in aviation SMS is the primary way you will assess your safety program. This assessment happens in two different ways:

  • Passively, such as in the case of high, system level performance monitoring; and
  • Actively, such as in the case of daily performance monitoring of safety issues and issue management.

So, when we talk about “safety performance monitoring,” we need to always specify whether we are talking about passive or active performance monitoring if the context is not clear.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

What an Aviation Operational Risk Profile Looks Like in Real SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM

What is an SMS Operational Risk Profile (ORP)

Under the umbrella of many SMS compliance agencies, an operational risk profile (ORP) is a requirement that is the core of your hazard, risk, and control measure accountability. That’s another way of saying that all risk mitigation “resources” are identified in your ORP.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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