Idle Time Doesn’t Have to Be Dreaded
Aviation safety managers are hardworking professionals, and their daily work schedules can be hectic, challenging, and extremely busy. But for many safety officers – and I’m guessing you may be one of them – there may be times when things become pretty quiet on the "SMS front", as if everything is under control...finally. And a big sigh of relief comes.
Then you suddenly find yourself rubbing your hands together, wondering how to best spend your time. What can I do to add value to our aviation safety management system (SMS)?
Should I work on strengthening our safety culture? or
Maybe I should tidy up the SMS' documentation so an auditor won't have any concerns about how our reported safety issues have been treated?