If you are on this site, you need to implement an aviation safety management system (SMS).
You will not implement the SMS program quickly. In most cases, it will take three to five years for a medium to large aviation service provider to satisfactorily implement their SMS system to meet regulatory requirements. In short, you will be implementing your SMS program in the recommended phased approach.
During Phase 1, you will be focused on performing a gap analysis and creating your SMS implementation plan.
For your Phase 2 SMS implementation, you will need a hazard reporting solution. This allows employees to submit hazards and for managers to engage in the basic risk management activities, such as tracking corrective preventive actions and generating basic risk analysis reports.
Aviation service providers that can honestly say they are in Phase 3 of their SMS implementation will have employees that are engaged in the safety process. They will begin to see a higher number of proactive issues being managed within their aviation SMS risk management programs. Furthermore, they will have predictive analysis tools that can forecast or predict future events based on past performance.
Phase four is the safety assurance phase. Your company will have implemented formal processes for monitoring the effectiveness of your safety performance activities. Audits, annual gap analysis, internal evaluations, setting and monitoring safety goals and objectives are all activities aviation service providers engage in during the safety assurance phase. If you have an integrated safety and quality management style, then your focus will be on the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology.
An aviation risk management system with safety-quality assurance features allows aviation service providers to:
To understand what you should find in an aviation safety and quality assurance solution, we find it easier to examine the most important individual subsystems of this solution. These subsystems include:
Hazard reporting solution to collect hazard and event data. Also used to manage risk. You may wish to examine the hazard reporting solution in detail in order to analyze all the parts.
Risk management solution has components necessary to take an aviation service provider from the reactive risk management strategy to the proactive and predictive phases.
The safety and quality components of this solution will include:
SMS Pro comes with a complete online video training library. This video training library is visible to all employees.
There are scheduled aviation SMS training courses in Anchorage, Alaska. On request, NWDS can come to your location to provide quality aviation SMS training on our aviation safety management products. Our qualified partners are also qualified to teach the fundamentals of SMS while also demonstrating our Web-based aviation safety management software.
Learn more about aviation SMS training.
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