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Best Practices for Categorizing Your Data in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 27, 2018 5:37:00 AM

What are Classifications in Aviation Risk Management

In SMS, it’s extremely useful to organize reported issues by classifying them with classifications.

A classification is a simply a unit of organization. By “unit of organization,” we are talking about a short phrase that describes the safety issue in one way. This issue can be described in terms of:

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Good Safety Practices for Maintenance Departments and MROs in Aviation SMS

Posted by Aviation Safety Student on Aug 24, 2018 4:29:00 AM

4 Aviation Safety Management Practices to Apply in Aviation Maintenance

In aviation maintenance, as in all other aspects of the aviation sector, safety is paramount. 4 safety management practices which can be applied to make any maintenance operation safer are:

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How Safety Management and Quality Assurance Work in Management Systems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 18, 2018 5:28:00 AM

What is a Management System

This article is originally inspired by a rather insightful video discussing the interplay between safety management and quality assurance.

A management system is a set of processes used to manage “findings” during operations.

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How to Practice Due Diligence in Aviation Safety

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jul 2, 2018 4:15:00 AM

What Does it Mean to Practice Due Diligence

There are two general aspects of safety management systems that encompass due diligence of the entire SMS: SMS design and actual safety operations.

Practicing due diligence means ensuring that the design closely matches reality.

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How Optimized Record Keeping Benefits Top Managers in Aviation

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 16, 2018 4:43:00 AM

What are Problems with Traditional Record Keeping

Tracking employees document and records is one of the most important documentation tasks aviation service providers have. This is especially true in the case of pilots, where poor record keeping can result in regulatory fines.

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20 Benefits of Optimized Pilot Records Management for SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 14, 2018 5:33:00 AM

What is Optimized Pilot Records Management

Aviation service providers are well aware importance of tracking pilots’ record and documents.

At any given time, an aviation service provider may have dozens of records that require action. Especially when these records are being documented in something like an Excel spreadsheet.

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Best Practices for Documenting Your SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 5, 2018 5:56:00 AM

What Does Documenting Your SMS Mean

SMS documentation is probably the most critical component of aviation SMS design. Documentation must be clear, accurate, and easy to access. Documentation reflects SMS compliance and SMS performance.

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5 Easy Ways to Combine QMS and SMS in Aviation Operations

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 19, 2018 6:31:00 AM

Why Quality Management Is So Important for Safety

Quality management systems (QMS) are the big brother of safety management systems (SMS).  They are often depicted as having conflicting interests.

Unfortunately, this is true in many organizations because the bottom line (money) is pushed more than safety.

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Life Cycle of Hazard and Risk Occurrence in Aviation SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 21, 2018 5:34:00 AM

What is Life Cycle of Hazard and Risk Occurrence?

The life cycle of hazard and risk occurrence is entirety of an adverse event that happens in your company.

This life cycle has distinct stages that you can identify in any given event.

To put it in James Reason Swiss Cheese Model terms, hazard/risk occurrence life cycle is the holes, the cheese, the mice, and everything in between.

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7 Charts to Monitor Employee Safety Performance in SMS

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 19, 2018 5:17:00 AM

What is Employee Safety Performance?

Roughly four out of every five aviation safety programs struggle with employee involvement. In many ways, the struggle is linked to the economics of SMS.

“Economics of SMS” is a simply another way of saying that incentives play a crucial role in employee safety performance.

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