Blog posts tagged in Aviation SMS

Review by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Introduction – What do we mean by ALARP?

We typically accept within aviation that it is not possible for all risks to be eliminated which is why we use the term ALARP (As low as reasonably practicable).

The principle of the ALARP approach which includes a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA):

»  Essentially all efforts should be made to reduce safety risks to the lowest level possible.

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Guidance information to support your EASA Part 145 Implementation Objectives

Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com takes a look at forthcoming changes to the EASA Part 145 Environment and How Sofema Online can help you achieve your objectives.

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Regulatory Drivers for SMS in EASA Part-145 approved organisations

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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 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 Aviation Services (SAS) www.sassofia.com and Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com are pleased to provide guidance & support to assist 145 organisations on the Road to SMS Implementation compliant with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1963.

Introduction

The focus of the Part 145 SMS will be to ensure the following:

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Presented by Sofema Online (SOL) www.sofemaonline.com

Introduction – The Benefits of FDM integrated in the SMS

Bringing together the data available within the FDM Program as well as the Safety Management System Database – provides an opportunity to benefit from the total organization data set, rather than leaving information in “Silos”

FDM-derived Data is able to support the development of Safety Performance Indicators (SPI) and can be linked to the operators’ risk register. Consider that FDM is a data source both for reactive reporting (Occurrence / Hazard reporting) and proactive reporting (Safety awareness).

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Safety Management Systems (SMS) & Human Factors (HF) Combined Course - Fully Compliant with EASA PART CAMO

Available now Online with Voice Over

The course meets the full intent of EASA Part CAMO Requirements (Initial SMS & human factors training should cover all the topics of the training syllabus specified in GM2 CAMO.A.305(g)

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Identified by EASA as Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 of 26 November 2014

Presentation by SofemaOnline (SOL) - Considerations related to SMS in Part - CAMO

Introduction

EASA as the representative of the European Aviation Community has the responsibility to develop a set of regulations that can be embraced by the European Aviation Community to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ICAO Annex 19.

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Introduction & Considerations - Steve Bentley CEO of Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) & Sofema Online (www.sofemaonline.com)

Introduction

EASA as the representative of the European Aviation Community has the responsibility to develop a set of regulations that can be embraced by the European Aviation Community to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of ICAO Annex 19.

EASA has focused on the introduction of the additional safety management components, building upon the existing management system, rather than adding them as a separate framework.

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Sofema Aviation Services (www.sassofia.com) considers key aspects related to Safety Management System (SMS) Root Cause processes.

Introduction

To fully engage with the RCA process and achieve effective risk analysis and assessment, requires that we first identify a process by which we can identify and report on hazards. 

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SofemaOnline (www.sofemaonline.com) considers SMS RCA Obligations

Introduction

All elements of your business should share the same SMS as well as the same process of engagement, in addition, all elements and processes need to be promoted and educated throughout the organization.

The transition from a traditional SMS to the ICAO Annex 19 “Risk Managed Model”, required many changes throughout the organization process and procedures as well as physical within the workplace.

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Do Organisations “underperform”?

Please consider the following questions:

Are you happy that as an Organisation you have assessed the Risk and exposure across the business to reduce it to its minimum exposure within the context of the organisations “reasonable” expectations (Here we reference the term as low as reasonably practicable ALARP)?

Are you happy with the level of reporting within the organisation? Not just the events, which have happened but also the “nearly events” how are you measuring the effectiveness of your internal reporting system?

As a general guy for every Mandatory Occurrence Report (MOR) or Service Difficulty Report (SDR).

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An effective Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) provides the industry with a key driver to manage the various organisational elements, which when managed in an effective way can support the prevention of incidents and accidents.

The crux of implementing an effective safety management system (SMS) is not just in defining it, but also in effectively implementing it. This really is the major challenge – ask yourself how your organisation measures the effectiveness of your SMS.

The Accountable Manager (AM) of the organization is ultimately responsible and accountable for Safety. The AM MUST understand the risk of not having an effective SMS in place for his organization. The key to a job well done is to see the SMS not merely as a compliance-driven requirement but as an opportunity to drive improvement both in terms of Safety and also in terms of organisational effectiveness which can save significant expenditure in the long run.

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Do safety management programs improve a company's bottom line?

The answer is a resounding "YES", although benefits may be somewhat hard to quantify without an effective process to manage DATA and to implement Key Performance Indicators (KPI) & Service Level Agreements (SLA).

In addition to potential outright savings on benefit claims, civil liability damages or litigation expenses, having a solid safety and health management program with senior management commitment will improve productivity and employee morale.

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Our Industry continues to face multiple challenges, including the obligation to comply with a significant regulatory burden but it does not stop there! Other initiatives abound introduced by for example IATA (IOSA) and other niche compliance & SMS drivers (ISBAO & ISBAH for business operators).

With Safety Management Systems, we have superimposed on this story of “compliance” a need to identify exposure in a different way using forward looking techniques where typically we identify gather data to evaluate the risk and exposure to “all” perceived hazards.

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