Executive Praise for our Just Culture Workshops - Baines Simmons
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Executive Praise for our Just Culture Workshops

More than 100 Senior Execs from across the aviation industry, including representatives from Europe’s major airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Thomas Cook, Thomson, KLM, Aer Lingus, Ryanair, SAS, easyJet and Flybe, have attended a series of free invitation-only workshops to understand how to tackle the challenges of implementing a Just Culture across their organisations.

Just Culture Workshops

Attendees at our 1st Just Culture Workshop – representing Aer Lingus, Thomas Cook Airlines, KLM, Flybe, EasyJet, SAS, Ryanair, SERCO, British Airways, Thomson Airways and the MAA.

The workshops were led by Keven Baines and two of our Principal Consultants, Dr. Sarah Flaherty, an expert in organisational safety culture, and Chris Drew, an expert in safety management.

With the impending October 2014 SMS Phase II Implementation deadline and in recognition of forthcoming EU regulatory changes that will require organisations to adopt internal rules describing how Just Culture principles are guaranteed and implemented, the workshops offered practical insights on the complexities of creating a Just Culture, including how the Baines Simmons FAiR® Tool can assist with adopting a consistent and ‘Just’ approach to dealing with people involved in occurrences.

Feedback from the event has been extremely positive, leading to further FAiR workshops being planned for the future:

“Many thanks for the workshop today, really good opportunity for some industry information/thought sharing about the FAiR process and Just Culture… Please pass on my thanks to all those involved in making today a successful one.”

“Thanks again for that wonderful sharing opportunity … A high powered audience indeed. There is no doubt in my mind that the next phase of SMS evolution involves spilling our thoughts over into the business, and convincing our real bosses that actually we hold the keys to the holy grail of business success.”

“The workshop gave a valuable insight into the progress of Safety Management Systems and associated Just Culture across numerous segments of the industry. It was interesting to see that we all have similar thoughts on the theory of Just Culture, but equally some challenges around actually delivering this.”

Keven Baines added: “Our fundamental ethos is that PEOPLE do safety, not systems and processes – therefore having a Just Culture in place is essential for ensuring your Safety Management System fulfils its purpose. We’re delighted that our workshops have helped people to better understand the real complexities of implementing a Just Culture as part of wider organisational safety culture.”

For further information, please contact: sarah.singleton@bainessimmons.com