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Introducing our new Aviation Safety Risk Matrix (ASRM)

Author: Mark Townend, Senior Consultant

Matrix RevisitedRisk matrices have become a source of commentary on social media over the last year or so, the pros and cons of which are discussed in Mark’s aforementioned whitepaper. Building on some of the positive and beneficial aspects of risk matrix examples across civil and military aviation our new Aviation Safety Risk Matrix (ASRM) is designed to address the weaknesses and maximise the benefits of a risk matrix’s employment in support of safety risk decision making.

Some of the functional SRM improvements it is designed to deliver include:

  • Greater robustness and resilience in “Risk Toleration” decisions
  • A more objective, barrier & control centric classification of ‘Risk Likelihood’
  • A more holistic, enterprise-wide classification of ‘Risk Severity’
  • An integrated assessment of confidence and “certainty” within the risk classification
  • A visually approachable risk classification dashboard that integrates with more technical risk analysis methods & tools
  • Greater clarity of terminology and a reduction in subjective interpretation
  • An integrated scoring system to measure improvements and changes in risk exposure over time
  • An articulation of safety risk management as a business & enterprise performance enabler

Successful and beneficial use of the ASRM is reliant on a solid practitioner understanding of how this tool differs from others and how it should (and should not) be employed. To achieve this understanding we are pleased to offer a series of free workshops and webinars to compliment the release of the ASRM to all potential users. At these sessions we will providing a copy of the tool free of charge as well as a complimentary user guide.

Workshop Title: Aviation Safety Risk Matrix Workshop
Dates to follow
Location: Baines Simmons Aviation Safety Academy, Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8HU, UK