air carrier in regard to scalability
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air carrier in regard to scalability
Answer the review questions in PSMS text Chapter 5 (page 69). Imagine that you are in a Part 141 organization as the SMS manager. SMS can be used in any industry so if you do not work or train within a part 141 organization do not confine yourself only to aviation if you would rather use another industry as an example.
1- How might a Part 141 pilot school be different than a large Part 121 air carrier in regard to scalability?
2.Describe the primary factors that exist between a large, medium, and small organization’sSMS.
3.Compare similar organizations to your own and identify how their scale would vary.
4.What strategy will you use to get buy-in from management to provide resources for devel-oping and maintaining of SMS?
5.What are the key ways your organization obtains data and how is it used to make fact-based decisions?
6.What about your organization makes it “complex?” How will knowing this help you estab-lish a safety management system?
Answer the review questions in the PSMS text Chapter 6 (Page 91).
Using Reason’s Swiss cheese model (page 74), identify the correct root cause of the following ac-cidents in questions 1 through 3
. 1. Against established policy and management direction, the pilot taxied up to the gate with-out any ramp personnel to guide him. a. Decision error.b. Routine violation.c. Exceptional violation.
- Though the boss knows that a particular pilot is a risk-taker and sometimes pushed the envelope when flying, he did not take action (e.g. by confronting the pilot about his way of flying).a. Failure to correct a known problem.b. Routine error.c. Unsafe act.
- The pilot misunderstood the instructions from air traffic control and did not seek clari-fication. a. Communication and coordination.b. Physical limitation.c. All the above.
- What percentage of aviation accidents can be attributed, in part, to human error?a. Approximately 25-50%.b. Approximately 70-80%.c. Approximately 50-75%.
- Explain how an organization can cause an accident.
- Describe the key components of the SHELL model and how they relate to your SMS.
- Summarize how the 1:600 Rule is used in your SMS Program.
- Discuss how the Iceberg of Ignorance can be used create a predictive safety culture.
Answer review questions in the PSMS text Chapters 7 and 8 (pages 111, 112 and 118).
1- Define the following key terms:a. Active applicant.b. Active conformance.c. Active participant.d. Gap analysis.e. Implementation plan.
- Compare and contrast the design and the demonstration of the performance phases.
- During which phase would one expect to receive the recognition of active applicant under the SMSVP? 112PRACTICAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
- What does it mean to be a non-active applicant?
- In regard to the SMSVP, what two demonstration performance job aids must involve the SMSPO?
- Who has final authority regarding recognition of an organization as reaching active con-formance?
- In reviewing the SMS gap tool, what segments or columns apply to your organization or to various organizations who might decide to obtain an SMS? 1- Explain the three reasons that justify using a phased approach when developing your SMS Program.
- Explain the five levels of implementing an SMS.
- Explain the phased approach used in the SMSVP Guide. Answer review questions 1, 2, 4 and 5 in PSMS text Chapter 12, and review question 5 in PSMS text Chapter 13 (Pages 170 and 181).
1- What is the difference between an audit and an evaluation?
- What is the difference between an internal audit/evaluation and an external audit/evalua-tion?
- Explain the difference between and preliminary gap analysis and a detailed gap analysis.
- Define the term objective evidence.6. Explain how to use the job aids in the FAA SMSVP Guide. 5- What are the behavioral characteristics of a positive safety culture?