11th December

Workshop A (14.00 – 17.00)

Setting Safety Performance Indicators Based on Safety Risk Assessments

Workshop Objectives

  • Understand the benefits of the ‘total systems approach’ in the application of Annex 19 requirements for Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement
  • Discuss visual methods and tools to verify safety performance of your organisation, e.g. Swiss Cheese, Bow-Tie Model, etc.
  • Explore sources of data to design effective Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs)
  • Conduct an exercise in reviewing SPIs/SPTs

Abstract

The workshop will follow requirements and guidance presented in ICAO Annex 19 and Doc. 9859 to present an innovative approach in setting SPIs based on the total systems approach concept. This involves looking at all parts of your system which impact the safe operation of aircraft. Through a mix of theoretical and practical work, you will see the benefits of connecting SPIs to risk-based assessments, and you will gain the necessary insight in ‘how to’ validate the effectiveness of safety risk controls and verify the safety performance of your organisation. By the end of the workshop you will have the necessary information to create effective SPIs/SPTs in order to monitor known safety risks, detect emerging safety risks, and to determine any necessary corrective actions.

Workshop Leaders

Adam Johnson, Senior Consultant, Helios

Devan Panchal, Consultant, Helios


Workshop B (14.00 – 17.00)

Safety Leadership – From OK to Great

Workshop Objectives

  • Examine how could leaders have a direct effect on safety performance
  • Examine practical ways to move from ‘ok’ to ‘great’ leadership
  • Discuss how to evaluate the effective safety performance of the leaders

Abstract

Around 10 years ago ICAO defined ‘management commitment’ as the first of the 12 elements of the SMS framework. We all recognise by now that all leaders from senior managers to team leaders can have a tremendous impact on the safety performance of an organisation. An average or ‘ok’ safety leadership is not enough. It is not enough just to participate in a safety committee meeting or to sign a risk assessment form. Leaders should move from ‘ok’ to ‘great’ by being truly involved and committed. ‘Great’ safety leadership is possibly the most critical factor to move our SMS from ‘present’ and ‘operating’ to ‘effective’ and even more to ‘best practice’. The workshop will be highly interactive and will review industry cases, suggesting practical ways of achieving ‘Great’ safety leadership.

Workshop leader

Vangelis Demosthenous, Managing Director, Kratis Training and Consulting Ltd


Workshop C (14.00 – 17.00)

The Intelligent Way in Safety Oversight Functions

Abstract

The aviation risk landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Numbers of flights globally are expected to double by 2030. In order to maintain the current records and increase the level of aviation safety, we must ensure scalability and work to reduce the level of risk and hazards in order to counterbalance the predicted growth.

We must work to gain an understanding of current risks and apply proportionate and appropriate regulation procedures to prioritise inspections, audits and surveys towards those areas of greater safety concern as identified by the analysis of data concerned hazards, their consequences on operations, and the associated overall impact on safety.

Such an improved knowledge of risks with the help of technological tools such as Artificial Intelligence will enable better targeted safety actions, thus complementing the oversight functions in achieving the safety objectives and to ensure a rise in the level of aviation safety despite the growth in global air traffic.

Workshop leader

Eng. Mubarak Ali Al Suwaidi, Aircraft Oversight Inspector, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority


Workshop D (14.00 – 17.00)

Just Culture and FAiR3

Abstract

Possessing a positive Safety Culture underpinned by a Just Culture is a uniformly recognised feature of globally accepted safety management systems. As individuals, Just Culture is intuitively easy to understand, but implementing it systematically so that it is repeatable and consistent in an organisational context can be fraught with challenges. A number of Just Culture toolkits exist but what is required to make them effective and what are the benefits of adopting them? This session will discuss the newly released Baines Simmons FAiR3 tookkit which has been developed exclusively to support aviation organisations practically implement Just Culture. Delegates will benefit from many years of Baines Simmons’ experience of supporting organisations in deploying this toolkit in both civil and military environments.

Workshop leader

Chris Drew, Consultant, Baines Simmons


12th December

Workshop A (14.00 – 17.00)

Developing MENA Region Pilot Safety and Awareness Training

Workshop Objectives

  • Understanding how neurological and psychological models of human brain functions can be applied to designing training programmes
  • Methods to train brains instead of hands and feet
  • How can training requirements and programmes be effectively tailored to the Middle East?

Abstract

Addressing the most fundamental way to improve safety by improving training. This workshop will focus on ways to improve training programmes and to bring about effective behavioural change. The workshop will address human factors, how to improve the training of instructors and how training can be effectively tailored to regional environments.

It will focus on a combined approach that effectively addresses personality and culture, skills and abilities, location knowledge and experience into tailored training programmes and modules.

Workshop Leader

Thomas Fakoussa, Safety Investigator, Awareness Training


Workshop B (14.00 – 17.00)

Risk Management and Implementing Predictive Safety

Workshop Objectives

  • Risk management and risk assessment
  • How to undertake a risk assessment
  • Assessing outcomes and continuous improvements
  • Identifying future hazards
  • Accidents that occurred due to systematic failures
  • Risk management and prioritisation

Abstract

Lead by the International Federation for Airworthiness this workshop will look at ways to identify and mitigate key risk areas in continuing airworthiness and maintenance. It will enhance understanding of fundamentals of risk management, and explore how to develop safety performance indicators and continue evolution toward predictive risk management once SMS implementation is complete.

Workshop Leader

Cengiz Turkoglu, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

 


Workshop C (14.00 – 17.00)

Safety Management Systems vs the Effective Management of Safety

Abstract

The language of SMS is everywhere – but have we focussed on the processes and tools in our quest to satisfy the regulator, rather than brought safety to life as a benefit to our operation, and the success of our business? Is managing safety effectively a key responsibility of leaders, rather than a function delegated to the safety departments? Is your SMS having the impact it is designed and intended to have, and is it getting the attention it deserves from the Executive team? Drawing on Baines Simmons’ extensive experience in helping airlines and aviation organisations improve their safety performance, this session will discuss the key elements required to move from a bolt-on SMS to the effective management of safety, to take it from the back office to the boardroom and to help drive safety as an integral part of delivering effective operations – to protect the business and its people from harm.

Workshop Leader

Colin Russell, Consultant, Baines Simmons