Aviation Risk Management Solution

Company Providing Aviation Risk Management Software

What is a Risk Management Solution

Reporting hazards, incidents or accidents is just the beginning of safety and risk management. Reported data must then move through a safety risk process, including risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies, which are commonly known as corrective preventive actions (CPAs). Companies with new and developing safety programs increase compliance by using best-in-class risk management tools that follow ICAO, FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and regional regulatory requirements.

An aviation risk management system allows aviation service providers to:

  • Collect occurrence data;
  • Manage associated risk;
  • Proactively identify and control hazards;
  • Predict number of  and types of events you will have; and
  • Identify trends to mitigate risk to as low as reasonably practical (ALARP).

Components of a Risk Management Solution

To understand what is an aviation risk management solution, it is easier to break down the individual components of this solution. These components include:

  • Hazard reporting forms (or way for reports to enter a "system")
  • Risk management functionality;
  • Proactive hazard analysis;
  • Hazard register;
  • Hazard trend identification; 
  • Reports (graphic or tabular); and
  • Safety promotion tools.

Each of these components may have a different user group. For example, users who are reporting hazards, accidents or incidents may include:

  • Employees;
  • Your contractors;
  • Your customers;
  • Vendors and suppliers; or
  • Regulatory agencies.

The user groups using proactive hazard identification and risk management functionality of this system may include:

  • Safety managers;
  • Safety and quality training cadre;
  • Department heads;
  • Executives; or
  • Auditors.

Trending charts and graphical reports allow managers to make informed decisions regarding strategies to minimize risk and reduce recurrence of accidents and incidents both re-actively and proactively.

Since hazard reporting is such an important part of the risk management process, the best way to develop a healthy safety reporting culture is a consistent and focused safety promotion program. User groups involved in safety promotion activities include:

  • Accountable executives (very important);
  • Department heads (necessary to show their support and contribute relevant content);
  • Safety managers (to organize and deliver content); and
  • Employees (consuming safety promotion messages).

How Aviation Service Providers Manage Risk

A short outline will cover how aviation service providers manage risk today. You can learn more about aviation risk management at this excellent blog article.

  • Users report accidents, incidents, hazards (let's call them issues);
  • Safety professionals (or safety committees) assess risk and assign issue to responsible manager;
  • Responsible manager assigns corrective preventive actions to mitigate risk;
  • Assigned personnel implement corrective preventive actions;
  • Management performs another risk assessment to determine if risk is reduced to an acceptable level;
  • Corrective preventive actions are monitored.

As time passes, management will review trending charts and graphs to determine problem areas. To keep the cycle going, safety managers continue developing their safety promotion programs to encourage reporting.

Definitions

Hazard definition: Hazards are anything that can potentially harm any of the following elements:

  • People (customers, employees, contractors);
  • The environment;
  • Assets (aircraft, equipment, buildings); or
  • Company reputation.

Risk definition: Risk is what may happen should a hazard manifest itself, that is, what may happen if your operations interacts with any particular obstacle.

Accident definition: An accident is an unintended event that causes damage to persons or property.

Incident definition: An incident is an unintended event posing potential to cause damage to persons or property

Our Risk Management Solution Includes:

  • Online & offline hazard reporting with predefined form templates based on NASA ASRS
  • Email and public hazard reporting
  • Risk management tools
  • Policy management tools
  • Safety promotion tools
  • Initial and recurrent SMS training management tools
  • Drill-down risk analysis charting tools
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) management
  • Proactive hazard analysis
  • Hazard/risk register
  • Incredibly responsive support from aviation safety software professionals
  • Professional SMS training (added costs).

Risk Management Software and SMS Training

SMS Pro comes with a complete online video training library.  This video training library is visible to all employees.

There are scheduled aviation SMS training courses in Anchorage, Alaska. On request, NWDS can come to your location to provide quality aviation SMS training on our aviation safety management products. Our qualified partners are also qualified to teach the fundamentals of SMS while also demonstrating our Web-based aviation safety management software.

Learn more about aviation SMS training.