Why KPI Charts Matter
The main continuous improvement activities for maturing aviation safety management systems (SMS) following an ICAO compliant SMS implementation include developing:
- key safety performance indicators (KPIs); and
- safety goal and objectives tied to KPIs.
Since KPIs are set to track safety goals and objectives, KPIs are a big deal. They are generally associated with the baseline or core performance of an aviation SMS. Choosing great aviation SMS KPIs takes
- experience, and
- hunches by safety mangers.
Once KPIs have been chosen, monitored KPI data can become a powerful visual tool for demonstrating historical SMS performance.