Quality SMS Benefits
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While many proponents of SMS feel that a company's SMS should be developed from within, this method is both time consuming and taxing on the resources of key managers. Translating conceptual information from ICAO / IS-BAO / FAA / Transport Canada / EASA SMS requirements into methods, procedures and forms, can also be a challenge.
OAG believes it is more efficient to review and modify a professionally developed Safety Management System, rather than building a system from scratch. This approach is analogous to selecting the right aircraft based on its specifications, and then configuring, equipping and modifying it as necessary to meet specific mission requirements.
Take a look at FAA’s SMS Assurance Guide for what FAA will be looking for when SMS becomes mandated here in the US. FAA has set a very high standard by breaking down SMS Components and Elements into Processes, and then applying System Safety Attributes (such as responsibility, authority, procedures, process measures, controls and interfaces) to those processes.
OAG's years of research and development have produced a combined Safety and Quality Management System that is unsurpassed in the aviation industry... and the OAG system is fully editable, scalable, and easily customized to suit the size and needs of your organization.
Designed to be Efficient & Cost-Effective
Easily manage tasks and disseminate information from your SMS database, including safety promotion announcements and lessons learned. Online reports of hazards and quality or safety concerns populate the database and auto-alert user-assigned managers via email. If your iPhone or other PDA receives the message, link back to the database with the touch of a button, review the report and assign an investigation or other task in seconds. Track and manage all safety-risk and quality management activities within the IR SMS database from anywhere in the world. Train all personnel easily and affordably with online SMS training.
Safety Benefits of your Quality SMS
Your SMS uses a quality management approach to controlling risk. More than just a manual and a database, your Incident Reporter SMS database provides a meaningful interface for employees and managers, which tells them you're serious about SMS and supports a positive and just safety culture. For corporate and fractional flight departments, this is the heart of the company’s safety program. For certificated operators such as airlines, air taxi operators and training organizations, your Quality SMS also serves to foster confidence and maintain a relationship of mutual respect with principal inspectors. Regardless of the rules under which you operate, your Quality SMS and online SMS training provides personnel at all levels with sound decision-making tools that will improve the quality of operational processes, while reducing incidents and accidents.
Business Benefits of your Quality SMS
When your Incident Reporter SMS database is used for quality management (such as tracking and managing customer service issues), both profits and employee morale are boosted. When hazards are identified and eliminated, safety is enhanced and productivity increases. When your people are making good decisions on a daily basis, fewer operations are disrupted. When your managers design risk controls into ground, maintenance and flight operations processes, accidents are avoided and incidents occur less frequently. When violations are reported and self-disclosed, civil penalties are reduced. Insurance premiums may also cost less in the long run as your company has fewer claims. Ask your insurance carrier if implementing SMS will reduce your premiums.
The OAG Quality SMS can help save you money, right away.
Summary of Quality SMS Benefits
- Fewer disruptions to operations; improved schedules
- A stronger safety culture and improved company-wide morale
- Improved FAA / CAA relations and customer confidence
- Improved productivity through hazard identification and avoidance
- Cost savings through accident avoidance and incident reduction
- Cost savings in potentially reduced insurance premiums
- Reduced civil penalties and certificate actions
- Reduced potential liability by documenting risk management
- Continuous Improvement!