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Safety Management System

6. Safety Promotion


  1. Key Safety Personal

    1. Management is dedicated to promoting the growth of a positive safety culture. The school promotes and communicates safety information to the members by the following methods.

      A. Publication of the safety and non-punitive hazard reporting policies references in section 9 of this manual.

      B. The Safety Policy, which is communicated and distributed throughout the organization.

      C. Publications, communications, and safety information distributed to members containing safety related data, which include incidents, goals and completion ratios.

      D. Demonstration of the commitment to the SMS through distribution and publication of safety and SMS awareness products.

      E. An effective safety reporting and feedback system.

      F. A safety data platform that provides an accessible, efficient means to retrieve safety information.

      G. Resources to implement and maintain the SMS.

      H. Communicating safety responsibilities for personnel.

  2. Competencies and Training

    1. All – member SMS Awareness training

      1. All members of SATT will take SMS awareness training on a yearly basis. This course is administered via computer-based-training.

    2. Advanced SMS Training

      1. The training curriculum is required for all members of the Safety Committee.
      2. This training will give trainees the ability to facilitate SRMs and be a decision maker for SA related items.
  3. Communication and Awareness

    1. General

      1. Communications on the SMS and its output are critical to raising knowledge and awareness levels regarding safety across the School for continuous learning. This communication helps share hazards that have been identified for future prevention and explains the ‘why’ behind many policy and procedure changes that occur. Communication regarding the SMS and its output shows commitment on the part of the School to take action in response to reported concerns or analysis performed using aggregate reports and provides evidence of SMS procedures and objectives. It shows the School’s efforts to fix deficiencies that are identified because members report them, and builds confidence with members of the school for continued reporting.
      2. Safety promotion and communication will be retained for a minimum of 24 calendar months. Information will be archived on the network folders.
    2. Internal Communication: Outputs of the SMS are communicated to the students, faculty and staff members through, but not limited to, the following methods:

      A. Newsletter (Aviation Safety Spotlight)

      B. Safety metric status promotion

      C. Emails

    3. External Communication – Oversight: Outputs of the SMS are provided to the School’s oversight in accordance with established agreements and disclosure programs.

      A. FAA: Outputs are shared in accordance with this manual.