AAIB gets a grip on SMS with Baines Simmons
Baines Simmons has recently trained investigators working for the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the Ministry of Transport, enabling them to better understand where an organisation’s deficiencies in Safety Management Systems (SMS) has contributed to incidents that require investigation.
Training experts in SMS from Baines Simmons worked on-site with 18 investigators at the AAIB over a period of three days. The role of safety culture in business was explored in depth, with the training considering all aspects in the exploration of incident investigation systems, risk assessment and control processes.
Baines Simmons SMS expert Ronnie Smith (fifth from right) with some of the AAIB investigators who received SMS training
“Established by the Ministry of Transport to investigate all civilian aviation accidents in the UK, the AAIB aims to improve aviation safety by determining the causes of air accidents and serious incidents and by making recommendations intended to prevent recurrence,” states Tony Severs, senior inspector of air accidents at the AAIB. “Baines Simmons excellence as a provider in aviation safety training made the company the obvious choice to enable our investigators to improve their knowledge in the area of SMS.”
“It was a privilege to work with the highly-trained and professional individuals employed by the AAIB,” states Ronnie Smith, leading SMS expert at Baines Simmons. “The high satisfaction levels at the AAIB on our completion of this challenging project are further evidence of Baines Simmons’ position as a world-class provider of aviation safety solutions.”
Baines Simmons is recognised as an international market leader in aviation safety training, operating as a trusted partner with more than 300 of the world’s leading civil and military aviation organisations. The company has well-established links with more than 30 regulators worldwide, including the UK CAA, the Ministry of Defence and it is currently the single largest supplier of safety and error management training to EASA.
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