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5 Ways to Stop Repeat Safety Incidents

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 15, 2017 6:02:00 AM

Why Repeat Safety Incidents Are a Big Concern

Repeat safety incidents are extremely indicative of management’s safety performance in mitigating safety concerns.

Having repeat safety incidents is clear evidence that management is “missing” or “overlooking” something when they are correcting reported safety concerns. This is bad for safety performance, and it’s bad for audit performance.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

10 Most Important Reports to Monitor Safety Performance in SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 13, 2017 6:06:00 AM

Most Important Questions to Monitor Safety Performance in SMS

Monitoring safety performance in SMS is undoubtedly one of the most important tasks you will undertake in your SMS program. It is integral for maintaining Safety Assurance and the integrity of your SMS program.

The decisions you make regarding how you monitor safety performance can have drastic effects on safety performance, for better or worse. The most important questions regarding your safety performance monitoring process are:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Improve Safety Culture in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 8, 2017 5:41:00 AM

What is Safety Culture

“Safety culture” is an ambiguous phrase that gets thrown around a lot.

Sometimes we use it when we talk about poor safety awareness.

Sometimes we use it when we talk about corporate culture or lack of upper management support.

Sometimes we use it to refer to resistance to the safety program.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

How Long to Move to New Aviation SMS Database?

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

What It Means to Move to a New SMS Database Program

Changing to a new SMS program is a challenge that organizations will inevitably face at least once, and probably more. What does this involve? Chang to new SMS program usually involves the following:

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

6 Benefits Running SMS Program in the Cloud

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 1, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Cloud-based SMS Programs May Make Sound Business Sense

Have you been considering the risks of moving your aviation safety management system (SMS) up to the cloud? In the past ten years, many aviation service providers have been moving their SMS program to the cloud for various reasons, but most make sound economic and business sense.

In this article, you will:

  • Learn benefits of moving your SMS to the cloud; and
  • See most common questions to ask when considering an SMS cloud provider.
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Topics: Risk Management Software

What is a Hazard in Safety Management Systems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 30, 2017 5:12:00 AM

Why Definition of a Hazard Matters

Accuracy is extremely important.

Much of the bureaucracy of safety management systems depend on correct and specific understanding of safety concepts. 

Misunderstanding definitions in SMS is synonymous to misunderstanding what a safety element is, and can compromise how that safety element is:

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Topics: 3-Safety Assurance

How to Set Up and Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Existing SMS Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 25, 2017 5:58:00 AM

Monitor KPIs in Existing SMS Programs

Setting up and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) in existing aviation SMS programs can be a daunting task for new safety managers or safety managers who are taking over an existing organization. Such safety managers have many questions like:

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Topics: Key Performance Indicators

Executive Manager Role in Safety Management Systems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 23, 2017 5:47:00 AM

What is an Aviation Safety Management System

A safety management system is, at its core, a business approach to safety. This means that, with SMS programs, you manage safety with similar methods for other parts of operations like quality management. It is a systematic and proactive approach to managing risk that includes:

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

Everything You Need to Know About Risk Analysis in Aviation SMS Programs

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 18, 2017 6:15:00 AM

The Multiple Faces of What Risk Is

The concept of risk is something that tends to make safety professionals slightly indignant. The fact is that safety professionals can be more than a little possessive about their definitions, and how they conceive of particular safety elements.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

Flight Risk Assessment Tool Good Aviation SMS Backbone?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What is a Flight Risk Assessment Tool

A flight risk assessment tool, commonly known as FRAT, is a very important element of your SMS program.

Every flight has risks and hazards.

Using a FRAT tool helps airline SMS programs evaluate review and identify those risks. Based on this FRAT review process, safety programs can develop mitigation strategies.

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Topics: 2-Safety Risk Management

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