Baines Simmons Consulting Enhancing Performance Maintenance Line Operations Safety Audit (Mx LOSA)

Maintenance Line Operations Safety Audit (Mx LOSA)

The risks associated with hazards seem obvious after an incident or accident; however, the initial identification and interpretation of hazards are some of the most challenging aspects of risk management. A Maintenance LOSA (Mx LOSA) adopts a proactive strategy to address this. Effective Mx LOSA observations improve safety, operational efficiency and reliability, offering learning opportunities without the negative consequences and associated costs of an incident or accident.  The objective safety data gathered can be analysed to identify threats present during normal aviation operations, offering the opportunity to introduce successful interventions and prevent unwanted events.

How Mx LOSA can help

Using a tried and tested methodology, we work with you to put the necessary infrastructure in place so that you can conduct structured observations of routine maintenance activity, accurately record and analyse the resulting data and use it to identify corrective actions and/or interventions and inform staff training. Benefits include:

  • Improved safety and efficiency standards
  • Reduction in your organisation’s exposure to risk and risk-provocative situations
  • Cost savings through reduction of unnecessary rework and avoidance of incidents
  • Improved reliability by identifying and correcting non-conformance to your processes
  • Greater sense of ownership and empowerment within your workforce

Mx LOSA’s Key Features

We can help an organisation design, implement and use the trend data that emerges from an effective observation programme.  We scope the need with you and provide a bespoke programme in accordance with your requirements.  Typically, a Baines Simmons Mx LOSA programme will include: 

  • Programme deliverables, ownership and performance measures agreed up front
  • Full workforce engagement programme to ensure understanding and buy-in
  • Flexibility to intervene immediately at safety critical moments
  • Use of a taxonomy to record data, facilitating later analysis
  • Optional data capture via iPad, improving accuracy and accelerating trend analysis 
  • Focus on the development of effective interventions
  • On-going support for your observers to ensure accuracy and build confidence