AirHeed® SMS

AirHeed® – PhilJets’ Aircraft Safety Management System (SMS)

 

We propose any company involved in aviation activities to help them with their SMS program. If you want to participate to an AirHeed® training session, please inquire here.

Aviation stakeholders (authorities, operators, MRO, ATO, etc.,) are now required by the ICAO to start a phased-approach SMS implementation by January 2009. PhilJets wants to go further, and proposes a full performance of its SMS Program since the early stage of its creation, called AirHeed®

 

What is a Safety Management System (SMS)?
• It is a systematic approach to managing Safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.
• PhilJets, as an Air Operator, Aircraft Materials Distributor and Aircraft Maintenance Organization is responsible in establishing its own SMS.
• The CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) is responsible for the acceptance and oversight of PhilJets’ SMS, in accordance to both national and international standards

 

The scope of an SMS encompasses most of the activities of the organization, from services to operations, asset management, engineering and Quality Assurance, environmental impact compliance and all Marketing & Sales activities.

An SMS is not dedicated solely to operational staff, and it should start from Senior Management. We strongly believe that safety must be considered at all levels of the organization, from the CEO to the very last employee. This is why every PhilJets employee has attended SMS courses and training to ensure that each and everyone of us has the requisite knowledge on the most critical issue of an Aerospace company.

AirHeed® SMS Program not only acknowledges protection measures and the strictest security procedures, it also aims at making continuous improvement to the overall level of safety. PhilJets’ commitment to the protection of its passengers, employees, properties and surroundings comes with a target to attain a higher standard for soundness and reliability.

 

PhilJets AirHeed® SMS is largely documented through its SMS Manual

 

Following in a excerpt of its content.

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Official Safety Policy and Objectives:
Safety is one of our core business functions. We are committed in developing, implementing, maintaining and constantly improving strategies and processes to ensure that all our aviation activities take place under a balanced allocation of organization resources, aimed at achieving the highest level of safety performance and meeting national and international standards, while delivering our services.

 

Commitments:

• Support the management of safety through the provision of all appropriate resources, that will result in an organizational culture that fosters safe practices, encourage effective safety reporting and communication, and actively manages it with the same attention to results of the other management systems of the organization

• Enforce the management of safety as primary responsibility of all managers and employees

• Clearly define for all staff, managers and employees alike, their accountabilities and responsibilities for the delivery of the organization’s safety performance and the performance of our safety management system

• Establish and operate hazard identification and risk management process, including a hazard reporting system, in order to eliminate or mitigate the safety risks of the consequences of hazards resulting from our operations or activities to a point which is as low as reasonably practicable

• Ensure that no action will be taken against any employee who discloses a safety concern through the hazards reporting system, unless such disclosure indicates, beyond any reasonable doubt, an illegal act, gross negligence, or a deliberate or willful disregard of regulations or procedures (JUST POLICY , click to see more)

• Comply with and, wherever possible, exceed, legislative and regulatory requirements and standards

• Ensure that sufficient skilled and trained human resources are available to implement safety strategies and processes

• Ensure that all staff are provided with adequate and appropriate aviation safety information and training, are competent in safety matters, and are allocated only tasks commensurate with skills

• Continually improve our safety performance through management process that ensure that relevant safety action is taken and is effective

• Ensure externally supplied system and services to support our operations are delivered meeting our safety performance standards.

 

Focus on our JUST POLICY
PHILJETS is committed in developing and maintaining a positive safety culture through:
• Uninhibited reporting of all incidents and occurrences that compromise the safety of its operations
• No disciplinary action against any employee who discloses information on incident or occurrence involving aircraft maintenance errors and safety-related occurrences
• This policy provides protection of identity of person who provided the information in order to encourage reporting of errors, hazards and/or incidents.

Thus, if an employee at PhilJets committed an error or is involved in an error incident while performing any aircraft maintenance task for example, he/she should document the error and submit it within 24 hours from the time of error.