2010 European Safety Management Symposium Success
More than 150 delegates attended the European Safety Management Symposium hosted by world leaders in aviation safety, Baines Simmons Ltd, and the UK Flight Safety Committee. Now in its second year, the two-day symposium was held at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon in September 2010.
The symposium brought together a group of high-profile speakers from both the civil and the military sectors of the aviation industry as well as from the regulators. The event focussed on culture as the key to successful safety management systems.
A number of the presentations highlighted the need to enable and engage people at all levels in an organisation to optimise safety performance. Further talks demonstrated the business case for implementing an effective safety management system.
“The European Safety Management Symposium is the only event that brings aviation professionals the latest developments in safety management systems. Each of our high-calibre speakers is from an organisation that is leading the field in successfully integrating the different components of a safety management system to achieve maximum safety performance and bottom line business benefits,” commented Keven Baines, managing director of Baines Simmons.
“This year the event attracted almost twice as many delegates from all over the world compared to 2009. The feedback received on this year’s symposium is extremely positive and 72 aviation professionals have already signed up for the next one.”
Between presentations, delegates were able to attend a workshop where the Baines Simmons free just culture algorithm was demonstrated – the FAiR® System (Flowchart Analysis of Investigation Results).
The FAiR® System has been developed by Baines Simmons in close partnership with the Royal Air Force to facilitate a considered response to the question of culpability. Its analysis of specific behavioural choices ensures that interventions are targeted more appropriately. Laying at the heart of an organisation’s Just Culture policy, it seeks to help create an open reporting culture within complex regulated organisations, balancing accountability with the desire for learning and improvement. It is available free by download at http://www.bainessimmons.com/fair.php
The 2010 European Safety Management Symposium was rounded off with a champagne reception and dinner in the museum’s Battle of Britain Hall. Guests were entertained with a speech from Wing Commander, Andy Green, OBE MA RAF, best known as ‘the fastest man on Earth’ after setting the supersonic world land speed record in 1997 that still stands today.
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