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The Myths & Benefits of Safety Management Systems. June 10, 2007 Jessica Domitrovich Critical Path, Inc. History and Why. As member State of UN, the United States is obligated to meet ICAO standards November 24, 2005 – Operational SMS in place. What is SMS?. Integrated set of:

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the myths benefits of safety management systems

The Myths & Benefits of Safety Management Systems

June 10, 2007

Jessica Domitrovich

Critical Path, Inc.

history and why
History and Why
  • As member Stateof UN, the United States is obligated to meet ICAO standards
  • November 24, 2005 – Operational SMS in place
what is sms
What is SMS?
  • Integrated set of:
    • work practices
    • beliefs
    • procedures
  • Organized approach to managing safety
  • Recognizes the potential for errors
  • Establishes robust defenses
  • Data driven, business approach
what is sms4
What is SMS?
  • SMS is a “Top Down”program
    • Without support and commitment from top management, SMS will FAIL
  • SMS is size sensitive
    • Smaller airports will have easier time
    • Takes years to fully implement
sms why now
SMS – why now?
  • Accidents / incidents cost continue to rise
  • Can’t afford less tangible costs:
    • damaged reputation
    • loss of employee time
  • Current safety practices can’t do much more
  • Makes existing programs better
  • SMS will become a requirement – start now and do it right
sms misconceptions
SMS Misconceptions
  • “We already do SMS”
    • You do safety but not SMS
  • “Just another FAA unfunded mandate”
    • If done right / over time, will save $$
    • Not ashort term investment
  • “Airport will now incur liability from tenant accidents”
why do sms
Why Do SMS?
  • Measure safety
  • Monitor improvements
  • Help market safety standards
  • Reduce direct, indirect and industry / social costs
  • Improve communication, morale and productivity
  • Required
  • Improve reputation
  • Reduce legal claims
  • Reduce insurance costs
benefits of sms
Benefits of SMS
  • With SMS, you:
    • Will have tools to measure your level of safety
    • Can quantify costs
    • Be proactive vs. reactive
    • Can identify root causes of incidents / accidents
results
Results
  • Safer airport
  • Lower operating costs
  • Better reputation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Minimize legal claims
  • Provide positive defense
  • Increased productivity
  • Better environment
  • Save $$
  • Sleep better at night
sms dialogue
SMS Dialogue
  • sms@californiaaviation.org
contact critical path inc
Contact Critical Path, Inc.
  • Jessica Domitrovichjessica@criticalpathinc.com