Ground Support Worldwide

MAR 2014

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MARCH 2014 • 21 to assess current performance and safety. • Predictive data systems are a means to use daily/normal operations to help identify a company's strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes there is confusion between the terms used in "system safety" versus the language used in "threat and error management." Using the language of system safety, predictive data helps identify the small hazards in advance of assigning a risk level. Using the language of threat and error management, predictive data helps identify the threats so that they can be managed before they become errors. In any language, however, it is a matter of identifying and addressing challenges as early as possible. How can you establish systems to gath- er and apply predictive data? Most like- ly, front-line employees see the hazards before management does. Predictive data, therefore, must be worker-cen- tered. Companies must make it easy for employees to speak up. Voluntary reporting systems are likely the best means to achieve this goal. FAA cooperates with the industry through programs such as the Avia- tion Safety Action Program (ASAP). It protects workers from FAA action when they report mistakes early. Progressive companies use ASAP as a means to report not only events but also to report the conditions (threats) that may lead to events. EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an edited version of an article, SMS Jargon And Collecting Predictive Data, that original- ly was published in the February/March 2012 issue of Airport Business. About the author: Dr. William Johnson is the FAA Chief Scientifc and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems. Johnson is a member of the Human Factors Advisory Group to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). WE HAVE STAIRS FROM RJ TO A340 CHASSIS MOUNTED AND TOWABLE PNX-CMPPS96/150 NA R ROW BODY STA IR A LSO: LAVATORY A ND WATER SERV ICE CA RTS & TRUCKS M A INTENA NCE LIFTS BELT LOA DERS 3000 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE 3 FT. PIERCE, FL 34946 PHONE: (772) 595-6386 / FAX: (772) 595-6389 EMAIL: WEBSITE: PHOENIX PHOENIX ThatÕs attractive! +1 208-378-9888 | Ground support equipment And so are our deals on Eagle tractors! $ 699 * mo TT-4D from $ 899 * mo TT-8D from Aviation Pros Live Booth 317, March 25-26, Las Vegas gsm_18-21_RampSafety_V4.indd 21 3/11/14 1:43 PM

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