Operational Risk Management & Safety Risk Management Training
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Operational Risk Management & Safety Risk Management Training

Avlaw Aviation Consulting Sydney team offers a wide range of training for airlines, Governments, charter operators, airport owners and other people in the aviation business. One of the most important courses that we organize considers risk management and how to put in place controls and evaluations that will mitigate or completely remove the hazards which come with this industry.

Operational Risk Management 

A process that includes assessing of the risks, risk decision making and risk control implementation is called Operational Risk Management (ORM). Risk controls can result in acceptance of the risk, its mitigation or, in the best-case scenario, its complete avoidance. 

Operational Risk Management is based on four principles:

  1. The risk should be accepted when the benefits outweigh the cost;
  2. No unnecessary risk should be accepted;
  3. Risk should be anticipated and controlled by planning beforehand;
  4. Risk decisions should be made at the right time and at the right level.

The process of risk management begins by establishing the context of the risk. Then the assessment of the risk starts by identifying it, analysing it and at the end evaluating it. After getting immersed in the sources of the risk and once we fully understand if, we are then focusing on the ways it can be treated. When that step is done, all that is left to do it to monitor the changes and tweak the methods of treating risk how we deem necessary.

Safety Risk Management

Safety Risk Management (SRM) is a set of practices that can keep in check hazards and their subsequent risks in the aviation industry as explained by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).  

SRM consists of three operations:

  1. Identification of potential hazards;
  2. Their in-depth analysis;
  3. Reassessing what can be done to eliminate or mitigate them.

Constant evaluation and examination of what can cause harm in the line of your work are mandatory for making sure that as much as possible safety measures are installed and working. 

Hazard Control

Typical hazard can sometimes seem minor, but they can cause incredible damage to the aircraft, cause injuries to the passengers and the flight crew, and ultimately cost the airport or airline money. It of the utmost importance to detect the biggest hazards and do everything that is in our power to minimize them. Some of these hazards are hard to predict and avoid, such as thunderstorms, since they are out of our control. However, man-made hazards can be controlled and taking precautions when it comes to them will reduce the chances of human error and fatal outcomes. 

Types of Hazards

Standard hazards in the aviation industry are the following:

  • Bad weather conditions (extreme cloudiness, fog, thunderstorms, etc.);
  • Mountains and mountain ranges (and especially during cloudy and foggy weather when the visibility is low);
  • Foreign object debris (FOD) includes birds (which can get entrapped and cause enormous damage to the aircraft), ice, hail, sandstorms, and other objects and particles of objects scattered on the runway;
  • Missing or not sufficient medical equipment;
  • Pilot’s and/or co-pilot’s fatigue.

Your task is to identify the instances that are applicable to your work and rank them according to their likelihood and their severity. Once you have successfully identified them, you need to evaluate how they are currently managed and if those practices are paying off.

Avlaw Aviation Consulting Sydney Training and In-house Courses

Avlaw Aviation Consulting Sydney team organized numerous training programs and in-house courses specially designed according to the clients’ needs. We want to share our knowledge in this field and help airlines and other industry professionals to make their businesses as safe as possible by following guidelines and successfully avoiding risks. 

Contact our Avlaw Aviation Consulting Sydney team for your very own tailor-made in-house course.