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Distinguishing between Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability in Your Aviation SMS

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Sep 25, 2018 5:12:00 AM

What Is Responsibility?

Responsibility n. the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone. (Oxford Dictionary)

Most of us learned about responsibility as children. Our parents gave us responsibilities like walking the dog or loading the dishwasher. As adults, we’re responsible for paying our bills, finishing our tasks at work, and doing the laundry.

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Topics: Quality-Safety Management

How to Create Your Aviation SMS Manual

Posted by Nichole Kruger on Sep 20, 2018 5:39:00 AM

Why Create an Aviation SMS Manual?

ICAO 9859 calls for aviation organizations to document their SMS. This can be a simple document referencing the policies and procedures or a detailed manual.

If you run a small operation, or many processes are already in place, a simple document might be all you need.

Most organizations will need a detailed manual. An SMS manual shares much in common with your quality manual if you conveniently have one.

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Topics: 1-Safety Policy

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