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Safety Management System

5. Safety Assurance


  1. General Requirements

    1. The School monitor, measure and evaluate performance in order to:

      A. Identify new hazards

      B. Measure the effectiveness of and conformity with described risk controls (including those developed during the SRM process descried in section 4) to ensure they conform to the described requirements and maintain risk at or below acceptable levels.

      C. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

    2. Information Acquisition

      The Safety Assurance processes collect and analyze data from multiple sources. These include, but are not limited to, the sources identified in this section. The ability to gather and analyze pertinent safety and operational data enables the School to continuously monitor the safety heath within the School and effectiveness of the SMS. Information will be collected in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the following:

      A. Operational processes and their effectiveness

      B. Safety risk controls – effectiveness and conformance with

      C. SMS processes and output

  2. Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement

    1. Continuous Monitoring

      A. The School will ensure conformity with and measure the effectiveness of safety risk controls and operational processes, and will assess SMS performance in order to identify hazards.

      B. The School will periodically monitor their operating environment to detect changes which could potentially introduce hazards.

      C. The School will continuously monitor the data identified in section 5.

      D. Results of data analysis and continuous monitoring are reviewed in the monthly Safety Committee meeting.

  3. Investigation

    1. The School collects data on incidents, accident and potential non-compliance and investigates in order to identify and correct new hazards and ineffective risk controls.

  4. Reporting and Feedback System

    1. The School will maintain a confidential safety reporting and feedback system using paper and electronic reporting system. The system allows students, faculty and staff members to report hazards, issues, concerns, occurrences, incidents, and propose solutions and safety improvements. All members are required to report observed safety hazards and incidents, and may use these systems without fear of reprisal, per the Safety Policy. Data from these sources is maintained and tracked within the safety data platform. Aggregate data collected is used in the analyses described in section 9.8.

  5. Analysis of Data

    1. Analysis involves the examination of data acquired from the sources listed in section 5.5.2 to make decisions about safety performance of the operation and of the SMS. It is important to use the data available to look across these various sources for trends to learn from the information available.

    2. The data summarized below, will be used to assess the performance and effectiveness of operational procedures, safety risk controls and the SMS to identify root cause of non-conformance and to identify new or potential hazards. This information will be sued to identify opportunities for improvement. Each program will use the inputs from the list below that are applicable to their operation.

      A. Safety Reports

      B. Investigations

      C. Input from subject matter experts

      D. Training analysis

      E. Data regarding operations, products, services

      F. Industry sources

      G. Performance of the SMS procedures and its outputs

    3. Analyses can be categorized as the following:

      A. Standard metrics

      B. Summary reports

      C. Trend analysis

      D. Event sequence analysis

      E. Facilitation of risk assessments