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Partners in new HAI safety management system program share the secrets to successful SMS implementation and maintenance for any size organization.

A properly used safety management system (SMS) and a strong safety culture are critical to ensuring the highest level of safety in any helicopter operation. Yet access to and support for developing and properly running an SMS have remained a challenge for operators with limited resources—until now.

In direct response to member requests, HAI this week unveiled an SMS program for its operator members through a partnership with three respected industry SMS software providers. The program, focused primarily on small operators but suitable for any size organization, is designed to help operators implement, maintain, and properly manage an SMS program.

At the heart of the SMS implementation challenge is the importance of fully understanding the most important elements of an SMS. An SMS isn’t a software program alone, nor is it just a manual on a shelf. Rather, a true SMS is a living program used daily to drive safety decisions and foster a safety mindset in every employee. It works hand in hand with a strong, trusted safety culture that’s supported by the highest levels of organization management.

Join us today for a special 90-minute HAI@Work webinar in which representatives of the HAI SMS Program’s software providers will break down the foundational pieces of an effective SMS, how to implement them in your operation, and how to use them in conjunction with SMS software tools to adopt, maintain, and continually improve your SMS program.

Our panelists for the webinar are:

  • Sonnie Bates, CEO, WYVERN Ltd.
  • Bob Rufli, Chairman, Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)
  • Jason Starke, Director of Standards, Baldwin Safety & Compliance
  • James Viola, President and CEO, HAI
  • Chris Hill, Director of Safety, HAI.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Tips for developing a strong SMS program
  • Insight into the elements of an effective safety culture
  • How to gain the commitment of upper-level management for an SMS program
  • Details about HAI’s SMS software program options
  • And more.

Register now for this free, one-hour webinar, to be held today, Oct. 14, at 4 pm eastern (UTC-4), and learn valuable tips for starting or improving your SMS program.

Author

  • Jen Boyer is a 20-year journalism and public relations professional in the aviation industry, having worked for flight schools, OEMs, and operators. She holds a rotorcraft commercial instrument license with CFI and CFII ratings. Jen now runs her own public relations and communications firm.

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is a 20-year journalism and public relations professional in the aviation industry, having worked for flight schools, OEMs, and operators. She holds a rotorcraft commercial instrument license with CFI and CFII ratings. Jen now runs her own public relations and communications firm.

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