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How to Be Compliant with Continuous Improvement of SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 10, 2018 4:53:00 AM

Practicing vs Verifying SMS Continuous Improvement

It’s important to make the distinction between the

  • practicing of continuous improvement and
  • verifying that continuous improvement is happening.
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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How Often Should You Conduct Aviation SMS Audit

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 5, 2018 5:39:00 AM

What is an Internal Aviation SMS Audit

An internal aviation SMS audit is how you evaluate any part of your SMS.

On the one hand, you use such audits to ensure that certain actions are taking place in your SMS, such as SRM operations or continuous improvement.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How Your Aviation Safety Products May Offer False Sense of Security

Posted by Christopher Howell on Aug 30, 2018 6:29:00 AM

Success Isn’t Guaranteed

Regardless of the size or complexity of your organization, every aviation service provider recognizes that risk exists in the operation due to the nature of the industry and ever-changing environment. There are no aviation safety products or processes that will totally insulate you from risk.

Every intelligent person recognizes that an aviation safety management system (SMS) will not ensure that you will be more successful. You may still experience loss. This loss may be:

  • Revenue
  • Lives
  • Productivity
  • Business

Are you the type of operator that counts your losses as part of doing business?

Do you have time-tested processes that assure successful operations? Or perhaps you are counting on a combination of factors, such as your "time-tested processes" and an SMS manual or safety database to insulate yourself from regulatory scrutiny?

Over the years, I have seen a problem regarding the adoption of aviation safety products that were designed to increase success.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How Mistakes Can Improve Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Mistakes Are an Opportunity

In any industry, there are bound to be mistakes. In aviation, mistakes can lead to devastating accidents, an outcome that we hope to prevent by implementing Safety Management Systems (SMS) in our organizations.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Create an Aviation SMS Audit Plan

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 20, 2018 5:05:00 AM

What is an Internal Aviation SMS Audit

An internal aviation SMS audit is a process you use to verify that certain actions are taking place in your SMS.

Audits are a safety assurance activity that is most commonly used to broadly assess whether or not your SMS is practicing continuous improvement.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Manage Hazard Reports in Aviation SMS [With Free Resources]

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 1, 2018 4:16:00 AM

Steps for How to Manage Hazard Reports

The 4 I’s of Issue Management are a useful, high level way of looking at the process and steps for managing hazard reports.

In terms of how to manage hazard reports, these 4 basic steps in the process are:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Best Monitor Fatigue in Your Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 24, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Why Fatigue Monitoring Matters

Fatigue is the sixth of the Dirty Dozen Human Factors.

Fatigue has traditionally received a lot of attention for flight crew due to the dramatic effects of the different types of fatigue have on pilot and cabin crew performance.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

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: 3-Safety Assurance, 2-Safety Risk Management

4 Ways to Mitigate Risk in Aviation Safety Management Systems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 18, 2018 5:52:00 AM

What Does It Mean to Mitigate Risk?

The term “mitigate risk” and “risk mitigation” is slightly misleading. This is because the meaning of the term “risk” changes depending on the context in which it is used.

Confusion also exists because different safety experts have different understandings of what “risk” means.

Risk can mean:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Distinguish Hazard vs Risk Occurrence

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 12, 2018 5:57:00 AM

Why Identifying Difference Between Hazards and Risks Matters

One of biggest problems in aviation risk management is the misuse or misunderstanding of aviation risk management definitions and concepts. The most common mistakes happen when it comes to the idea of a hazard vs risk.

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

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