Communicate Safety Policy to All Personnel
A brilliant insight from CatalinaNJB
For effective SMS management an airport or airline is accountable to safety by communicate the safety policy to all personnel with the result that they are made aware of their safety obligations. A safety policy on the shelf is not practical at all. If no one knows what the safety policy is, nobody can adhere to the policy and the airport, or airline is in violation of its own processes.
|Authority is the foundation of a safety policy|
Communicating the safety policy to all personnel is info-sharing. Info-sharing is critical to an airport or airline to gather intelligence for the discovery of safety critical information. Without a safety policy in place, and a safety policy that is approved at the organizational policy level, either an airport or airline have the authority to promote safe operational processes. An undefined, or unwritten safety policy does not delegate to any persons the authority to implement safety promotions.
Without a safety policy an airport or airline do not have tool to develop processes to improve effectiveness and safety. Any on-the-fly process is not a tool for continuous improvement to further improve safety within an organization, or to establish a confidence level of safety performance. Safety improvements are not achieved by improvisations of processes, but by the safety authority to document, prepare, test, assess and implement.
|Cost-factors are results of safety parameters|
safe operational processes. Aviation safety has historically been in an experimental stage of preventing accidents by not defining safety parameter cost-factors. By applying a safety policy and ensuring all are aware of their accountability to safety, the aviation industry is moving from undefined cost-factor parameters and into econometrics design parameters.