What is Safety Policy?
The Safety Policy pillar in an SMS defines roles, responsibilities, and relationships outlined in organizational policies and procedures.
Objective of Safety Policy
Aviation safety and risk management systems must define policies, procedures, and organizational structures to accomplish goals that ensure continued safety.
Safety Policy requirements define
- Responsibilities, and
- Relationships outlined in policies and procedures.
Policies must be translated into procedures. Furthermore, organizational controls must be implemented ensuring these policies are practiced and enforced. In short, aviation service providers develop, document, and maintain procedures to carry out safety policies and objectives.
Software Tools to Manage Safety Policy
SMS Pro has very good Web-based tools to help organizations construct, document and communicate these requirements.
Aviation SMS Safety Policy Modules
- Applicable Regulations (User-Managed)
- Description of Job Duties & Requirements
- Goals & Objectives Manager
- Organizational Chart
- Policies & Procedures Manager
- Version Controlled Document Manager
The Safety Policy element also requires organizations to ensure that employees understand their roles with the SMS program. SMS Pro has an SMS Induction Manager module that assists managers to document and communicate these requirements.
Free Safety Policy Tools