safety risk management (srm)


Course Description

The bottom line in the aviation industry is to implement safety improvements in the most cost-effective manner possible. The Safety Risk Management (SRM) approach will give your safety program the tools and methods necessary to meet the requirements of a Safety Management System for identifying and controlling risk. Without such knowledge, it is unlikely that any organization can fully and effectively meet the standards for an SMS.

The Risk Management Process in Safety Management Systems

Risk Management is a systems-based approach that focuses on the identification of hazards involved in each aspect of the operation, whether it involves aircraft flight operations, cockpit procedures, aircraft maintenance, military deployment, training or scheduling. As an integral and required part of a Safety Management System, Operational Risk Management formalizes this approach by implementing a logic-driven process to analyze the degree of risk associated with identified hazards, recommending Risk-based solutions, and monitoring the effectiveness of these solutions. This method is graphically demonstrated by the ICAO model shown below. Called “The Modern Approach to Safety” it is in effect, a model of the SRM approach as taught by SCSI.

This SRM course has taken the best features of existing processes and combined them with key elements of accepted aviation safety practices to develop the only commercial course of its kind. This course provides a focused, systematic, easy-to-use method for you to identify and analyze risks and then take action to either eliminate or minimize those risks to an acceptable level.

Multiple cause analysis

Cause-and-Effect Sequence Analysis utilizes the Fishbone Diagram Analysis Method. An introduction to the method is provided with theory development background (history) then advances to practical application via case studies.

Observed effect
Relationships among the possible causal factors

  • Manpower
  • Materials
  • Methods
  • Machines
  • Measurements

Define the effect
Place the effect
Identify causes

  • Who, what, when, where, why

Place the causes
Cause to main area
Secondary causes
Validity logic in causal chain