What Does It Mean To Restructure Aviation SMS Implementations
Occasionally aviation safety mangers will want to do a turn and pivot with the direction of their aviation safety management system (SMS) implementation. What this looks like is restructuring.
When safety managers decide to restructure an aviation SMS implementation, it means changing and updating the bureaucratic structure of the SMS and possibly some of the SMS' documented risk management processes.
Usually the decision to restructure is made in an effort to:
- Improve aviation safety culture;
- Improve safety performance by streamlining processes;
- Align SMS documentation to "real-life" risk management processes; and/or
- Take the safety program to the “next level.”