Blog posts tagged in Aviation Safety

Sofema Online Considers HF Exposures related to Distractions & Interruptions.

Introduction

Industry empirical data indicates that approximately 15% of maintenance related accidents are the result of distractions.

An individual having been distracted or interrupted during a task is usually unaware that an action or step may have been missed or left incomplete.

Distractions are the number one cause of forgetting to do things, however whilst distractions in the workplace cannot be eliminated we should strive to reduce them to a minimum.

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Sofema Online considers elements & issues related to Safety Risk Management within an effective Safety Management System.

Introduction - Safety Risk Management

Safety risk management is a generic term that encompasses the assessment and mitigation of the safety risks of the consequences of hazards that threaten the capabilities of an organization, to a level as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

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SofemaOnline considers the Importance of Encouraging Employee Engagement with the Organisations Safety Management System.

Introduction

The success of SMS is influenced by the willingness of the organisation to reach out and embrace new working methods and change processes, to develop positive changes in organisational and individual culture. If you can do this, improvements in organisational efficiency will usually lead to significant cost savings.

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Sofema Online considers the challenge of Managing Errors.

Introduction

To Errоr is to be Human, this is true in aviation as in any other activity, however, aviation is maybe less forgiving and we should understand the outcomes can be catastrophic.

Background

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Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema (www.sassofia.com) looks at the challenges and obligations related to the auditing of SMS systems.

SMS is a business system just like any other, so as part of our Compliance Auditing obligations we will be looking at the following elements as suitable for our auditing activities.

a) Management
b) Documentation
c) Competence
d) Training

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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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Considering ICAO Definition of Safety

ICAO Annex 19 defines safety as ‘the state in which risks associated with aviation activities, related to, or in direct support of the operation of aircraft, are reduced and controlled to an acceptable level’ and safety performance as ‘a service provider’s safety achievement as defined by its safety performance targets and safety performance indicators’.

Challenges to Establish Confidence in Safety Performance?

Whilst it is usual for safety metrics to focus on serious incidents and accidents it is also possible to gain a false impression regarding the overall level of safety due in part to a system with a low number of high consequence negative outcomes, means the low frequency of such outcomes may give the wrong impression that your system is safe.

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