SMS is more than just flying!

27 June 2016

Does your SMS provider promise you a system that primarily addresses Flight Safety, or is focussed primarily on your flying operations? Is your SMS provider focussed solely on Civil Aviation requirements and paying little attention to workplace health and safety regulation?

If you answered yes to either of these questions then you could be at significant risk of failing to meet your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The Health and Safety at Work Act makes it clear that the business has a primary duty of care to ensure that no hazard in the workplace harms any person, worker or otherwise. You must assess all of your hazards, evaluating the likelihood and consequence of harm occuring, and then work through a structured process to ensure that all hazards are appropriately controlled.

After years of detailed regulation by the CAA, most flight-related risks are adequately controlled. But what about hangar risks, electrical safety, and working from heights? And do you have a culture that encourages effective worker participation and active safety reporting? Talk to us today.