Safety Management

Safety means different things to different people.  The dictionary offers various definitions, many of which define safety as a state of being free from the risk of harm or injury.  But for aviation this definition of safety is not the best, because aircraft are built to fly and as soon as they do, they immediately exposed to risk of harm.  So, for aviation we need a better definition of safety, we need to be able to tie the future into the definition.

ICAO defines safety as:

“The state in which the possibility of harm to persons or of property damage is reduced to, and maintained at or below, an acceptable level through a continuing process of hazard identification and safety risk management.”

How does an organisation achieve this state in which the possibility of harm is reduced, and is maintained at acceptable levels through a continuous process?

These words: acceptable, possibility, maintained and continuous, give us a clue.

We need a method of searching for hazards – real and potential, and when we find them we need a method of analysing them to determine if they are acceptable to us, or not, and we need to determine how to best manage those unacceptable hazards and to be able to do this process continuously.

To adequately manage safety, we need a system; which collects data, analyses it, acts on it to improve our organisation and industry; a method of ensuring what we are doing is right and effective and worthwhile; and we need to train people about safety and tell others about out work; we need a system, and this system is called a Safety Management System or SMS.

What is a Safety Management System?

A Safety Management System (SMS) is a management tool, which allows an organisation to continuously monitor, identify manage, reduce, or eliminate detectable or foreseeable hazards in a systematic and data-driven manner.

An effective Safety Management System (SMS) enables organisations the ability to minimize their exposure to risk and to manage challenges while fulfilling its safety responsibilities and complying with regulations.

How we can help

ASSET’s Technical Co-operation Unit (TCU) is the main operational unit who provide safety management services: consulting and auditing.  The unit is staffed with specialist pilots, engineers, and academics.

The TCU works with industry, consulting, auditing, discussing and discovering issues that affect performance today, and potentially in the future. ASSET’s TCU audits clients—airlines, charter companies, and aerodromes—to measure their performance against international regulations and operating standards. But we don’t stop with the audit; we start with it and work with you to help you discover new ways to fly smarter, safer.

Our safety management services

1. Safety Policy and Objectives
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2. Safety Risk Management
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3. Safety Assurance

Line Operations Safety Audits

We provide complete LOSA services to airlines and defence, large and small on all continents. Trust us with your full LOSA program, or book us for those individual aspects of your LOSA where you need technical or academic assistance.

Safety Audits

We provide a whole range of Safety audits. Trust us with your full safety program, or book us for those individual aspects of your safety assurance program where you need technical or academic assistance.

Quality audits

We provide a whole range of quality audits. Trust us with your full quality management program, or book us for those individual aspects of your safety assurance you need technical or academic assistance.

Safety Management XP

We provide complete LOSA services to airlines and defence, large and small on all continents. Trust us with your full LOSA program, or book us for those individual aspects of your LOSA where you need technical or academic assistance.

4. Safety Promotion and Education
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Our approach to consulting and auditing is cooperative; with you, we fashion sophisticated plans, new designs, tailored to your capacities and goals. We help you move beyond compliance toward elegance and excellence of operation and service, on the ground and in the air.

ASSET’s TCU (Technical Co-operation Unit) works alongside our other operational units—to share resources, information and exchange ideas.  We work with our partners, ICAO and leading research institutes to gather the latest knowledge and thinking, so we can use the learnings and experience of others to pass on to you.

This is our organisational structure.

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The work of our TCU is not conducted in isolation.  The team are required to document all projects in a written report.  The report is to explain the complexities of each and every project undertaken, so that the learnings can be analysed by the researchers and where appropriate shared with the industry and used for learning material in advanced training programmes.  The TCU feed the ASSET Aviation Institute operational data; they feed the delivery of up-to-date and relevant information to be used by researchers, teachers and other operational staff.

The Institute’s Training Delivery Unit (TDU) teach Diploma, and Certificate programs in aviation leadership and management, auditing, ICAO short courses and workshops and professional development training programs using intelligence from the TCU and global partners.

Our operational units feed each other, and the share with the industry, valuable data in a cycle of continuous improvement through information exchange.

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ASSET Aviation Institute’s Cooperation Research Unit (CRU) is deeply engaged in all aspects of the sector; independent; agile in thought; and oriented to the real and emergent needs of the sector and those who rely on it.

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ASSET Aviation Institute’s Course Development Unit (CDU) works with ICAO and industry, using intelligence from our research and technical teams and global partners and experts, to design and build competency-based educational programs.

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ASSET Aviation Institute’s Training Delivery Unit (TDU) teach Diploma, and Certificate programs in aviation leadership and management, auditing, ICAO short courses and workshops and professional development training programs.

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ASSET Aviation Institute’s Professional Development Unit (PDU) combine the learnings from all of our teams, and from partner Institutions and Universities, to deliver personalised continuous development programs for our people and the industry.

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