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How Aviation Safety Articles Satisfies Recurring SMS Training Requirements

Posted by Christopher Howell on Jul 2, 2019 6:07:00 AM

Aviation SMS Training Does Not Have to Break the Bank

In Phase 2 and Phase 4 of an ICAO compliant aviation safety management system (SMS), aviation service providers must

  • Deliver training relevant to reactive risk management processes; and
  • Develop training relevant to operational safety assurance.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How Do Office Staff Participate in Aviation SMS?

Posted by Christopher Howell on Jun 28, 2019 6:03:00 AM

Common Question before Aviation SMS Implementations

I interact with safety managers and accountable executives as we provide consulting and database services for aviation service providers implementing formal aviation safety management systems (SMS).

Occasionally, I hear these groups saying, "We only want the pilots to participate in the SMS."

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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 Jun 20, 2019 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: 4-Safety Promotion, Risk Management Training

What Should Your Aviation Safety Culture Look Like [Free Checklists]

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Jun 19, 2019 6:01:00 AM

Safety Culture More than Policies and Procedures

In some places within the aviation industry, people believe that “safety culture” looks like a lot of rules and regulations. It looks like “the man” or a bunch of nerdy pencil pushers.

I don’t believe that’s what our safety culture does or should look like. I believe safety cultures in the aviation industry can look like so much more.

  • It should look more like a community.
  • It should look like a team.
  • It should look like a family.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Get Employees Participating in Safety Reporting - Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 2, 2019 6:04:00 AM

A Reporting Culture Is a Just Culture

Workers’ participation in aviation safety management systems (SMS) comes down to one word: reporting.

When workers are reporting, it demonstrates three things:

But as we are well aware, creating a hazard reporting culture has several powerful enemies, namely

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How Money Shapes Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 29, 2019 6:02:00 AM

How Money Can Affect the Way We Think about Safety

I find myself being an unsafe pilot all of the time, and so do many other pilots. Not in the sense of breaking safety regulations, such as flight and duty times, but by pushing personal limits.

Sometimes we pilots slander the IMSAFE checklist and push it to the side when preparing for a flight knowing:

  • we did not sleep well the night before,
  • have not eaten very nutritiously lately, and
  • have been in class far too long to be in a plane for multiple hours.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

3 Inexpensive Ways to Promote Safety at Flight Schools & Other SMS Implementations

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Aviation Safety Promotion Activities Don't Have to Cost Much

Every aviation safety program is on a budget and incorporating safety programs can sometimes be costly, but there are some ways to keep safety as a priority without spending a dime, such as

  • Developing a training program with integrated safety training;
  • Encouraging an environment of positive peer influence; and
  • Providing an outlet for anonymous reporting of incidents.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

Six Ways to Improve Safety Culture in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Apr 3, 2019 6:10:00 AM

Safety Management Systems Bore Most Employees

Unlike those who study and create safety management systems (SMS), to the average employee these programs can be boring.

It’s not that the average employees don’t value safety, it’s just that they need to see how these programs are beneficial to them personally.

So how can we change our safety culture and encourage participation in aviation safety management systems? Below are six ideas on how to get people involved:

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

How to Show Employees That Your Aviation SMS Is Effective

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 11, 2019 5:09:00 AM

Benefits of Showing Employees That Your SMS Is Effective

Showing employees that your SMS is effective is simply building your case for the SMS. That being said, there are several prerequisites for being able to show employees that your SMS is effective:

  • Your SMS has actually demonstrated safety improvement;
  • Employees are actually reporting issues;
  • Your SMS has a good or improving reputation in the company; and
  • Risk controls are actually improving risk in the operational environment.
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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

What Good Aviation Safety Leadership Looks Like

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Aviation Safety Leadership Is NOT Safety Management

Aviation safety managers and departments heads are tasked with delivering aviation safety management AND safety leadership capabilities.

“Leadership” and “management” are often used interchangeably both in speech and action, but contrary to common practice they are NOT the same thing.

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Topics: 4-Safety Promotion

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