If the Shoe Fits, Wear It - Which Cronies Do You See?
This is a delicate topic, yet must be approached. After reading this article, if you have any solutions, or even part solutions that I'm unable to address, please make a comment. Your help will be appreciated. I know of at least five safety managers who need some advice on this topic.
In most countries, aviation safety officers don't have a sense of entitlement.
They applied for their safety manager job. Perhaps they applied for more than one position at multiple airlines or airports. They received their job based either on their qualifications or the perception that they can be trained to perform the job duties.
When most safety managers get their job, they know that they can be replaced with another.