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9th December 2019

Workshop A – 14:00 – 17:00

Root cause analysis

Effective root cause analysis and corrective action is a regulatory requirement for good reason. A problem will simply return without a full understanding of why it occurred in the first place; leaving you exposed to the same risks and inefficiencies. With multiple methodologies available, how do you choose which one is the right one for you, and how can you be sure that your proposed solution will be effective?

Join our workshop to learn from current thinking in the subject and to share experiences and best practice with your peers.

Bob Simmons, Director, Baines Simmons      

Workshop B – 14:00 – 17:00

Practical application of Safety II principles to drive safety improvements with stakeholders

This workshop will explore how the introduction of Safety II principles, as described by Professor Erik Hollnagel, can be practically applied within an organisational Safety Management System. This workshop will use the experience of the attendees to develop a stakeholder activity relationship map for the entire aviation industry. Then we will explore how we use that within a Safety II context giving attendees the practical experience of Safety II they can use in their own organisations.

Huw Ross, Principal Consultant, Helios

Adam Johnson, Senior Consultant, Helios

10th December 2019

Workshop A –  14:00 – 17:00

How to develop a safety strategy for an aviation organisation

A practical workshop to apply step by step process for the development of a safety strategy in an aviation organisation.

Vangelis Demosthenous, Founder, Kratis

Workshop B – 14:00 – 17:00

Compliance monitoring – a potential profit centre or just another necessary evil?

With the performance-based environment acknowledged as the future of aviation safety regulation, Baines Simmons’ Director, Bob Simmons, explores what this means for organisations and its impact on the compliance monitoring function.

The performance-based approach has been conceived by regulators not only to promote the attainment of greater safety standards but also to align safety with business and operational success through encouraging the development of integrated management systems.

So, what is the role of the compliance monitoring function in this world where safety is intrinsically entwined with that of business success? Is the compliance monitoring manager’s role just to assure compliance or is there now a demand that the function transforms itself into something that helps its organisation to truly reap commercial success?

Join our workshop to share your views and debate how compliance monitoring should be considered in your organisation.

Bob Simmons, Director, Baines Simmons   

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