Blog posts tagged in Aviation Safety Management System

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) considers the information issued by EASA concerning the various implementation deadlines for compliance with EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Requirements.

» When do I need to Implement SMS within my Part 145 Organisation?
» What are the SMS Deadlines Regarding EASA Part 145 Approval?
» Implementation of Safety Management System in Part-145 Maintenance Organisations in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1963.

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Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com considers the obligations & responsibilities of the Accountable Manager.

Introduction – Guidance related to ICAO Annex 19

The organisation (service provider) is responsible to identify the accountable executive who, has ultimate responsibility and accountability, on behalf of the organisation, for the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the SMS.

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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 considers the optimum organizational safety system behaviours to effectively monitor safety performance.

Introduction - ICAO identifies an SPI as a “a data-based safety parameter used for monitoring and assessing safety performance.”  By developing effective organizational SPIs, we are able to measure and manage the processes to ensure the optimum output with a focus on the precursors of potentially serious events, rather than current visible outcome.

Why to Use Safety Performance Indicators?

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com considers the challenge of performing a QA audit of an SMS system

Introduction

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.

1. Management
2. Documentation
3. Competence
4. Training

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Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com looks at the requirements & best practices related to the provision of Safety Management System (SMS) training for Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) Staff.

Introduction

The provision of training to appropriate staff, regardless of their level in the organization, is an indication of management‘s commitment to an effective SMS.

It is also has a direct bearing on the ultimate effectiveness of the SMS within the Organisation.

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Introduction by Sofema Online - www.sofemaonline.com

Starting the SMS Process

The primary goal of a general introduction is to focus on the understanding of the different processes associated with a compliant SMS. (Compliant with ICAO - Annex 19 & Compliant with EASA - Multiple Regulations) ATC - ANS- Airports - Operators - CAMO’s & Maintainers (AMO’s)

The Importance of the Management Commitment to the success of the SMS can not be understated, correctly implemented.

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