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Key industry figures attend Baines Simmons’ Advanced SMS pilot event

Aviation safety improvement consultancy, Baines Simmons, has just run a pilot event for a new, unique workshop entitled Advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS).

It was attended by an eminent group of key figures from the aviation industry and the highly-constructive feedback from this distinguished group will be pivotal in ensuring the workshop’s potential to industry to move towards truly performing safety management. It has been designed to enable experienced aviation safety professionals working in every part of the industry to move away from a compliance-centric model towards measurable safety performance with the new EASA regulations. From March 2012, the two-day workshop will run on a regular basis from the Baines Simmons’ Aviation Safety Academy.3

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Members of the Baines Simmons team with key figures from Ascent Flight Training, The MAA, AHDSU, Agusta Westland, RAF, MOD,, Thomas Cook, Monarch Airlines, Qantas Engineering, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, BAE Systems, easyJet, Titan Airways, Bristow Helicopters, KLM UK and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, who attended the Advanced SMS pilot event.

The pilot event, held on 25 and 26 January 2012, was attended by 16 prominent industry figures, including Donna Gerrard, Safety Manager of Thomas Cook; Paul van den Berk, VP Operational Safety and QA from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Steve McNair, Head of Safety, Compliance and Assurance at BAE Systems.

“All our products and services are designed around the learning we receive from actively working with our clients – we believe this is key to our ability to provide world-class aviation safety advice,” stated Bob Simmons, technical director at Baines Simmons. “So we were privileged to welcome a group of such important industry figures to attend and provide input and advice on our new workshop. This highly-successful event has given us much-valued feedback that we will use fine-tune the workshop and further enhance the benefit it will provide for delegates.”

The new workshop is particularly suited to the needs of safety managers, flight safety officers, quality managers and all those directly involved in a safety management system.

“Understandably, the industry is experiencing some issues when dealing with such major regulatory change,” continued Simmons. “This new workshop has been created specifically for those who recognise that safety management requires constant improvement and who wish to work towards goals that do more than meet the requirements driven by the new regulations to be introduced by EASA in 2012. The recognition of the need for and the development of this leading-edge course is further evidence of Baines Simmons’ position as a world-class provider of aviation safety solutions.”

Find out more about the new Advanced Safety Management Systems workshop here >>