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Important Safety Management System Definitions and Explanations for Issue Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 14, 2018 6:24:00 AM

Importance of Definitions for Safety Management System

Definitions are important.

Definitions guide us and help give structure to imprecise, vague, or nebulous risk management processes.

Having an accurate understanding of definitions allows us to have accurate understandings of the structure of issues. Furthermore, it allows us to identify specific aspects of those issues and organize the issue however we please.

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How Long Does It Take to Train Employees on New SMS Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 22, 2017 6:03:00 AM

What is a New SMS Program

A new SMS program means adopting a new safety program in your organization. This new safety program can be an entirely new risk management program where one did not exist before. This new safety program can replace an old SMS, such as in the case of switching SMS programs.

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How to Automate Aviation SMS Training in 4 Steps Using Your Safety Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 11, 2017 5:42:00 AM

Benefits When You Automate Aviation SMS Training

Aviation SMS training can be hard on organizations, both financially and logistically. As organizations grow, the logistical and financial headache will become more pronounced, especially as resources are stretched thin.

The financial problem of aviation SMS training is not simply that training costs money, but it also pulls workers away from their duties. Attempting to coordinate substitutes and training times is an additional logistical/financial burden. The answer to these burdens is to automate aviation SMS training.

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15 Most Important Keywords in Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jun 5, 2017 6:06:00 PM

What are Keywords in Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Keywords in Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) are the most important words that people new or experienced in SMS need to know. SMS keywords are not just for safety personnel, but rather for all people who interact with a risk management program.

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Why Initial SMS Training is So Crucial for Risk Management Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 10, 2017 5:53:00 AM

What Initial SMS Training Is, and How It’s Different

A common question aviation service providers hear from auditors is whether employees have been trained in the company’s SMS program.

SMS training usually is and should be an initial training requirement. What this means is that when employees begin working at your company, the first contact they have with safety is to be trained on:

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Best Ways to Automate Aviation Safety Training for Initial/Recurrent Requirements (Free Resources)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 3, 2017 6:03:00 AM

Benefits of Automated Safety Training for Initial and Recurrent Training Requirements

Aviation safety training can be a logistical and financial nightmare. This is especially true in larger companies or in organizations where financial/human resources are stretched thin.

Training not only costs money, but it also does so at the expense of workers’ duties because they will have to miss work in order to complete training.

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Career Advice for Aspiring Safety Managers

Posted by Dr. Bob Baron on Feb 24, 2017 6:03:00 AM

Frequent Requests For Safety Manager Advice

We often receive questions from aviation professionals who are interested in pursuing a career as a Safety Manager.

This article should help to answer some of the most common questions.

High-quality career advice from practicing safety professionals can help you:

  • Make better decisions;
  • Advance your career; and
  • Motivate you when things seem hopeless.
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What is Aviation Safety Training

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

What Defines Aviation Safety Training

Aviation safety training is an essential building block for safety culture. It 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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Most Common Misconceptions About Aviation Risk Management Training

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 10, 2017 6:07:00 AM

1st Step to Improve Aviation Risk Management Training

Improving aviation risk management training effectiveness is as much about understanding what it is as what it is not.

Misconceptions about risk management training can have wide ranging negative effects in an SMS program.

For example, safety managers who do not understand the best uses for aviation safety training cause:

  • Safety training to be a waste of company’s time and financial resources;
  • Waste employees time;
  • Aggravate resentment or complacency about the safety program; and
  • Misconstrue aviation safety performance by documenting training without necessarily improving safety abilities.
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How Recurrent Aviation SMS Training Makes Good Business Sense

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 29, 2016 6:01:00 AM

Recurrent SMS Training Expenses Outweigh Benefits?

Aviation service providers investing in aviation safety management systems (SMS) can expect to reduce 

  • fatalities, 
  • injuries, and 
  • illnesses. 

These reductions save providers in a variety of ways, such as 

  • lower insurance costs;
  • lower equipment replacement costs;
  • reduced medical expenses from workers' compensation claims, 
  • avoiding regulatory penalties,  
  • reducing costs to train replacement employees, and 
  • conducting accident investigations. 

Service providers often find that changes made to improve aviation safety programs result in significant improvements to their organization's productivity and financial performance.

A challenge that every safety manager faces is to provide regular SMS training to all employees within a limited budget. Most managers know that intensive aviation SMS training courses are not required for all employees. Not only are SMS training courses expensive, but they also do not align with most employees' duties and responsibilities.

Let's look a a simple way to provide recurrent aviation SMS training to most of your organization's employees within budget using aviation safety articles. When you can provide recurrent SMS training very cheaply, you can see the benefits outweigh the costs.

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