Blog posts tagged in Risk Assessment

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the primary purpose of KPIs within an Aviation SMS.

Introduction

Introduction – Risk Assessment & Management KPI’s

KPIs typically measure how well your operation is doing at achieving its goals, for example, by reducing downtime or costs. KPIs can be used as a benchmark to understand your organisation’s current position as well as to facilitate the development of Key Performance goals.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a deep dive into the Aviation Risk Management Process

Introduction

Risk Analysis is a fundamental component of an effective safety management system, enabling organizations to proactively identify, assess, and mitigate risks. This fulfils regulatory requirements and supports the long-term success and resilience of aviation organizations in a competitive and rapidly changing industry.

Demonstrating a commitment to safety through effective risk assessment and management increases confidence among stakeholders, including passengers, crew, regulators, and investors. Moreover, a strong safety record can be a significant competitive advantage in the aviation industry.

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Course Introduction

Welcome to "Health and Safety Essentials for DSE Users in the EU," a comprehensive training course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) use in the workplace. This course is tailored for employers, HR professionals, health and safety officers, and anyone who regularly uses DSE as part of their daily work within the European Union context.

Through this program, you will explore the EU's regulatory framework, understand the health risks associated with prolonged DSE use, and learn how to implement effective risk management strategies to create a safer, more ergonomic workspace. From conducting risk assessments in compliance with Directive 90/270/EEC to adopting best practices for workstation setup and eye care, we will guide you every step of the way.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the methods employed in delivering competency-based training as part of the use of the EASA Management System Assessment Tool (MSAT)

Introduction

  • • Competency-based training (CBT) is a strategic approach that focuses on developing specific competencies required for effective safety management and the proficient use of the Management System Assessment Tool (MSAT).

By tailoring training to build on the following elements organizations can enhance their safety culture and operational efficiency.

 - critical thinking,

 - risk assessment,

 - data analysis, and

 - effective communication skills,

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Sofema Online (SOL)  considers the key issues to be addressed when working from heights.

Introduction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Harnesses are the cornerstone of fall protection PPE, It is important to select the right harness based on the job's specific needs and the worker's body type.

The correct selection, use, and maintenance of PPE, combined with practical demonstrations and ongoing practice sessions, are key to ensuring the safety of workers operating at heights.

It's important for organizations to prioritize these aspects and overcome any challenges through careful planning and commitment to safety standards

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Sofema Online (SOL) considers the key issues to be addressed when working from heights

General Introduction

In an era were working at heights remains a necessity across various industries, from Aircraft Line to Base Maintenance, the importance of safety cannot be overstated.

Throughout "Working from Heights Safely" we consider the need to equip individuals with the critical knowledge and skills needed to navigate the risks of working at elevated levels.

It is important to understand the inherent risks and legal standards related to the practical application of safety measures and equipment associated with working from heights

Whether you're stepping onto a scaffold for the first time or looking to update your safety knowledge, it is essential to ensure you have a solid understanding of safety protocols, risk assessment, and the use of protective equipment when working at heights.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at the potential level of exposure across the Aviation Ecosphere.

Introduction

Cybersecurity risks in the aviation industry are a growing concern, especially as we move forward from 2024 to 2030. These risks encompass various domains within the industry, including air traffic control systems, aircraft avionics, airport operations, and passenger data systems.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers core terms and definitions familiar within EASA European Aviation Domains.

Aviation Cybersecurity: The protection of aviation systems, networks, and data from unauthorized access, disruption, or modification.

Cybersecurity Incident: Any unauthorized or malicious activity that poses a threat to the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of aviation systems and data.

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI): Information about potential or current attacks that threaten an organization. CTI in the aviation industry often includes threats to aviation security systems and infrastructure.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the use of the ICAO 5 x 5 Matrix as a Risk Assessment Tool.

Introduction

ICAO 5 x 5 Risk Assessment is a widely used risk assessment methodology in the aviation industry. It involves the assessment of the likelihood and severity of a potential risk and assigning a score to each based on a five-point scale. The scores are then multiplied to give an overall risk score.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the best practice related to effective sampling during EASA-compliant audits.

Introduction - Effective sampling during aviation quality audits is crucial to ensure that the audit is comprehensive and accurate. This becomes particularly important with DATA heavy audits for example during a Reliability System Audit.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the key elements to be included in a Cyber Security Audit Checklist.

Introduction

This checklist provides a starting point to evaluate the cybersecurity management and emergency response system of an airline. It should be tailored to the specific requirements and risks faced by the airline and can be expanded or modified as needed.

The following elements should be considered when you are constructing your organisational-specific EASA Compliant Cyber Security Audit Checklist.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com reviews the EASA recommended process for moving through the risk assessment process.

Introduction

Managing the safety risks related to a change is a standard component of SMS, as specified in multiple EASA regulations for a Management System (AMC1 ORO.GEN.200(a)(1);(2);(3);(5) Management system

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the various challenges faced by the organization related to the effectiveness of the risk assessment process.

Introduction

Driven by ICAO, SMS provides an approach that encourages proactive behaviour to support the development of barriers to inhibit potential exposures.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a Risk Assessment deep dive to examine the ICAO 5x5 Risk Assessment tool.

Introduction

The purpose of a risk matrix is to enable the categorization, prioritization, and benchmarking / Comparison of a data set (hazards or potential hazards).

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at typical descriptors for Defenses that reduce or mitigate the risk related to a particular hazard.

Introduction

Consider the Term “As Low as Reasonably Practicable” (ALARP). Not all risks are manageable to the extent that they are either no longer a factor or they are economically impractical to mitigate means the cost outweighs the benefit.

Hazard Identification / Risk Assessment is carried out in order to identify the hazards in the organizational systems and operational environment. It also supports the risk assessment where we consider the probability of occurrence and the severity of the hazard effects are analyzed and where the magnitude of the risk and its acceptability are determined.

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a detailed look at the Aviation Safety Management Risk Management Landscape.

Introduction – What is Risk Management

Risk Management, being a central component of the SMS, plays a vital role in addressing the risk in practical terms.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com Considers the importance of managing the risks in a systematic and controlled way using a Risk Register as the Fundamental Tool.

Hazard identification is the foundation of the risk management process in an SMS and may be conducted reactively, proactively, and even predictably. A Hazard is something with the potential to cause harm, and a risk is the potential outcome of a hazard.

What is the difference between a Safety System Hazard Register and a Risk Register?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the various elements involved in an Aviation SMS Change Management Processes.

Introduction

We all accept that there will be constant changes both within our organisation (internal changes) and within the greater aviation system, (both internal and external) including:

» Regulatory changes,

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Sofema Online www.sofemaonline.com (SOL) considers the fundamental aspects of Aviation Business Risk Management

 
Introduction

Risk management is a decision-making process that is designed to:

       »  Identify hazards in a controlled and systematic way
       »  Assess the degree of risk, and determine the best course of action. Key terms are:

Important Note: Absolute safety is not possible simply because complete freedom from all hazardous conditions is not possible.

Therefore, safety is a relative term that implies a level of risk that is both perceived and accepted.

 

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This Subject will be presented, considered and discussed during the forthcoming Aviation Quality & Safety Management Symposium 2019 May 14 & May 15 at the Holiday Inn Sofia. 

One of the measures of a successful Safety Management System (SMS) within an organisation, is a common understanding throughout the company of what needs to be achieved to deliver the objectives and how it should be done.

Getting Behind the Objective

Provide a unified approach, one in which we all understand our individual roles, bring a common organisational system

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