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A properly managed in-house reporting system can help companies identify many of these hazards. By collecting, aggregating and then analysing hazard and incident reports, safety managers can better understand problems encountered during operations. Armed with this knowledge, they can initiate systemic solutions, rather than short-term fixes that may only hide the real problems. Encouraging the Free Flow of Safety Information The trust of employees in the incident reporting system is fundamental to the quality, accuracy and substance of data reported. If hazard and incident data are collected in a corporate atmosphere where employees feel free to openly share safety information, the data will contain much useful detail. Since it will represent the actual environment, it will be helpful in determining contributing factors and areas of safety concern. On the other hand, if the company uses incident reports for disciplinary purposes, the company incident reporting system will only receive the minimum information required to comply with company rules. Little useful information from a safety perspective could be expected. The trust necessary for the free flow of safety information is very fragile. It may take years to establish; yet, one breach of that trust may undermine the effectiveness of the system for a long time. To be effective, as a minimum, an operator's reporting programme should include hazard and incident reports from flight operations personnel, AMEs and cabin crew. Flight Data Analysis (FDA) Programme Flight Data Analysis (FDA) programmes, sometimes referred to as Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), or Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA), provide another tool for the proactive identification of hazards. FDA is a logical complement to hazard and incident reporting and to LOSA. (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management Line Operations Safety Audit (LOSA) Programme As has been discussed earlier, the negative consequences of human behaviour can be proactively managed. Hazards can be identified, analysed and validated based on data collected through the monitoring of day-to-day operations. Line Operations Safety Audits (LOSA) is one method for monitoring normal flight operations for safety purposes. LOSA programmes then provide another proactive safety management tool. ICAO endorses LOSA as a way to monitor normal flight operations. Cabin Safety Programme Cabin safety is aimed at minimizing risks to the occupants of the aircraft. By reducing or eliminating hazards with the potential for creating injuries or causing damage, cabin safety focuses on providing a safer environment for the occupants of the aircraft. The range of threats to the aircraft and its occupants include: (a) in-flight turbulence; (b) smoke or fire in the cabin; (c) decompression; (d) emergency landings; (e) emergency evacuations; and (f) unruly passengers.
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