Implementing a Safety Management System at Bell Helicopter’s Mirabel facility By Michel Roby. Why did BHTCL choose to implement its SMS as of 2001?. We have been crash-free since our operations started up in 1986 but… There have been a few near-misses
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A question was raised: Should SMS be applied only to AMO or should it apply to the entire organization?
BHTCL has chosen to apply its SMS to the entire organization because our AMO and Production activities share several common services, including manpower.
Applying the SMS
Observer creates report (preliminary)
Preliminary report is automatically recorded as is (not modifiable)
Potential hazard, incident and FOD reports are automatically distributed to the coordinator, to his manager and to Flight Safety preliminary report readers
Coordinator validates the content of the preliminary report with the observer
Coordinator produces the official observation report
The Coordinator draws up the final report and sends it to the individual responsible of corrective actions.
Coordinator distributes report to observer, to FSFRs (Flight Safety First Responders) , to Managers and Supervisors of departments involved (with voting button)
FSFRs and Managers / Supervisors show interest using voting button
Coordinator investigates contributingfactors
Task force establishes root causes and corrective actions
Coordinator proposes final report
Does task force validatefinal report?
Final report validation, write-upand distribution
The Coordinator draws up final report
The coordinator distributes the report to the observer, the Flight Safety First Responders, to task force, to Managers/Supervisors of the departments involved and to those in charge of implementing corrective action.
The coordinator verifies whether corrective actions have been implemented.