What is Safety Policy - With Free Resources

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

  • Roles,
  • 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

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.

Download Free Safety Policy Resources

These following resources have been selected because they help safety managers organize and document SMS requirements relating to the Safety Policy pillar. All of these resources are free, and they include both educational resources and other tools, such as checklists, templates, and assessments for Safety Policy.
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