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Why Is Your Aviation Risk Management Program Dying

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 4, 2018 4:57:00 AM

What is a Dying Aviation Risk Management Program

Aviation safety risk management programs are on a spectrum of regression, stagnation, or improvement. What condition is your SMS?

Is your aviation risk management program dying? The truth is that it can be hard to know the current status of your SMS.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

10 Best Ways to Promote Safety in Your Aviation SMS [With Free Checklist]

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 25, 2018 4:03:00 AM

Why Managers Struggle with Safety Promotion

Safety Promotion is definitely the least appreciated of the 4 Pillars of SMS.

Almost without fail, promoting safety takes the “back seat” in most aviation safety programs because civil aviation authorities and auditors are significantly more interested in seeing that you comply with:

  • Safety Policy,
  • Safety Risk Management, and
  • Safety Assurance.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

5 Best Ways to Make Reporting Safety Issues More Convenient in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 26, 2018 6:26:00 AM

Building Hazard Reporting Culture Through Convenience

If you want to improve your aviation SMS program’s hazard reporting culture, the first thing you should do is see if you can make hazard reporting easier.

“Easier” is a tricky word.

Are manual hazard reporting forms easy? The long answer begins with: it depends on the situation. The short answer is: sometimes yes, sometimes no.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

Best Ways to Promote Safety in Your Organization (With Free Resources)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 5, 2018 6:04:00 AM

When We Say Promote Safety, What are We Actually Promoting

Safety promotion plays a crucial role in your aviation safety culture. So when we talk about promoting your SMS, we are really talking about how to build safety culture in your organization.

By far, safety promotion is often the most neglected portion of SMS. One, promoting the safety program is difficult, and two, it is vastly underrepresented in most aviation compliance authorities’ requirements.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

What are the Economics of SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 12, 2018 6:14:00 AM

What are the Economics of SMS

Despite the having the word “economic,” the economics of SMS are not concerned with money.

Rather, the economics of SMS look at continuous improvement from the standpoint of incentives.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Practice Safety Transparency and Just Culture in SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 20, 2017 5:49:00 AM

What Is Just Culture in Aviation SMS Programs

In layman terms, Just Culture in aviation SMS programs is an organization’s commitment to focusing on learning and improving in the light of unsafe acts, as opposed to blaming and punishing.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

4 Pillars | What is Safety Promotion Component (The "Overlooked" Pillar)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 3, 2017 5:03:00 AM

What is Safety Promotion Component of 4 Pillars?

The Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance pillars of SMS receive by far the most attention.

Lagging behind them is Safety Policy.

Then, way in the back, sometimes barely noticeable, is Safety Promotion. To put it in perspective, in the FAA’s Advisory Circular:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

Why Employees Shouldn’t See All Reported Safety Issues in SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 30, 2017 6:05:00 AM

What is Safety Transparency in Safety Management Systems

Safety transparency is a bid deal in aviation SMS programs.

One of the most frequent questions we receive is "how a program should set up roles, responsibilities, and access to safety data?"

Transparency is how you define access to such data based on employee-roles in your safety program.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

4 Pillars | 10 Things You Need to Know about Aviation Safety Training

Posted by Christopher Howell on Mar 28, 2017 6:01:00 AM

What Is Safety Training and Education?

Aviation safety training and education is an essential building block for safety culture. Accountable executives and safety teams must consider whether poor performance of their aviation safety management systems (SMS) is a result of lack of training, or a deeper, more sinister safety culture issue.

Safety training can make or break the successful performance of aviation SMS for:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

What Is Aviation Safety Training in Aviation SMS - Includes Videos to Use

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 10, 2017 6:19:00 AM

What Defines Aviation Safety Training

Aviation safety training and education is an essential building block to develop performant safety cultures. This should be among the first elements to scrutinize whenever employees are involved in safety accidents or incidents.

Safety training and education falls under the Safety Promotion component in the 4 Pillars of Aviation SMS. Safety training can make or break the successful performance of an SMS program for:

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Topics: Risk Management Training, 4-Safety Promotion

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