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SMS Preparation and Implementation

Safety Management Systems (SMS) allow an organisation to strategically examine its operations with the aim of continual improvement of safety. This is done through the methodology of hazard identification, analysis and mitigation in addition to reporting and data collection. Intrinsic to an effective SMS is the need for a positive safety culture from the top down while managing change from the bottom up. Howard Consultants S.P.C can provide the tools to enable management to be change makers and actively support a SMS with tangible actions that advance from the traditional reactive phase to the proactive and predictive methodologies. Not only will Howard Consultants S.P.C help you to implement a safety management system throughout your organisation we will enable your organisation to make safety a way of life.

 

Although SMS projects may be seen as generic a client’s own organisational culture, internal and external requirements, and operational scope will impact effective implementation.  To make SMS implementation easier to undertake Howard Consultants S.P.C has developed programmes specific to five key aviation fields.

SMS Solutions for Complex/Large Organisations

SMS Solutions for Complex/Large Organisations

Howard Consultants S.P.C has proven experience of assisting clients to implement Safety Management Systems within complex organisations.  Through effective centralised project management of the SMS implementation process Howard Consultants S.P.C develops, mentors and coaches departmental stakeholders to take ownership of operational SMS implementation.  In this way the SMS project can strategically meet key safety deliverables and milestones supporting an organisation’s overall safety implementation programme.  This process not only enables organisations to comply with regulatory safety requirements, and simultaneously conform to IATA standards, but enables the implementation process to be delivered in a cost effective and efficient manner.

SMS Solutions for Non-Complex/Small Organisations

SMS Solutions for Non-Complex/Small Organisation

Small organisations may believe that SMS implementation is too difficult or too costly to implement effectively. This is not necessarily the case. Howard Consultants S.P.C has developed SMS implementation methodologies that simplify the SMS process to reflect the size and scope of small organisations yet meet the same objectives as seen in larger and complex organisations.  SMS implementation can add real value to the smallest of organisations and Howard Consultants S.P.C can provide bespoke and turnkey safety solutions to achieve this aim.

Howard Consultants S.P.C is also able to assist organisations prepare for the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA), an IATA audit programme aimed specifically at small operators.

SMS Solutions for Airports

SMS Solutions for Airports

Airport operators have specific requirements which are a prime consideration when implementing SMS effectively. Airports have technically explicit operational requirements which are effected by the support of numerous stakeholders who have a presence on the airport.  Howard Consultants S.P.C has developed SMS baseline tools to assist airports in meeting their effective SMS implementation goals throughout all aspects of their operations and assist resident stakeholders to contribute and add value to the airport safety programme. From these baseline measures Howard Consultants S.P.C formulates bespoke SMS solutions as part of an overall SMS implementation project plan which will identify hazards and reduce risks within the airport environment on a continuous basis.

SMS Solutions for Maintenance Repair Organisations

SMS Solutions for Maintenance Repair Organisations

Safety is a primary consideration for all stakeholders in aviation especially in support functions including aircraft maintenance.  Having a direct impact on flight safety there is an obvious need for Maintenance Repair Organisations (MRO) to implement their own safety management systems (SMS).

To ensure SMS is made available to MROs in a cost effective and efficient manner Howard Consultants S.P.C has utilised its global exposure and hands-on approach to develop practical tools and programmes to foster effective SMS implementation specific to the needs of a MRO.  Through its commitment to the implementation of SMS a MRO is indicating to regulators, clients, investors and other stakeholders that safety is a key priority for the organisation with the objective of reducing risk within the workplace.

SMS Solutions for Ground Service Providers

SMS Solutions for Ground Service Providers

With safety in ground operations relying on a high level of self-regulation ground service providers often do not have the same level of supporting SMS tools available to them to implement SMS effectively.  Safety in ground operations is gaining more focus and the need to implement SMS specifically designed to meet the requirements of ground service providers is becoming an essential requirement for those who want to conform to industry best practice. 

Howard Consultants S.P.C is able to implement a SMS specific to ground operations in a cost effective and efficient manner using its proven background and practical experience in ground operations.  Howard Consultants S.P.C can provide ground service providers with solutions specifically designed to meet the future needs of the ground handling industry which are conformant to IATA standards and meet ISAGO requirements.