The face of a Safety Policy and SMS
A Safety Management System (SMS) is not just paper documents written to sit on the shelf, but a down to earth system on how to manage safety. It is a system showing an outward safety face. An aviation operator must be able to identify and communicate how they conform to regulatory compliance and safe operation. SMS is the new way in safety by proactive management of causes and eliminate as many as possible of symptoms requiring reactive measures. The success of SMS may be by what face is picked.
|A rock-face SMS it is a rigid non-flexible system unable to conform to regulatory compliance.|
A rock-face SMS is a rigid and non-flexible system unable to conform to regulatory compliance. No matter how organizational factors, human factors or environmental factors change, the face of a rock does not change. It will stay its course comes hell or high water. A rock-face SMS simply becomes what it is, and only a severe blast may change the outlook, and may not have the ability to manage changes for safe operation.
|Face of a goat SMS and is a system where safety is actioned by instinct, inspired by the moment and risks are promoted.|
|An SMS with a human face has capability to analyze, comprehend, design and inspire.|