To behave or not to behave?

As of 15 November 2015, EU Regulation 376/2014 requires aviation organisations to report, analyse and follow-up occurrences in civil aviation. Its primary purpose is to improve aviation safety by learning from reported safety risks. The Regulation also provides the basic ingredients for establishing a just culture, in which individuals are encouraged to report actual and potential safety risks.

Have you ever wondered what this means to you? And how this affects you and your organisation?

For some organisations, safety reporting systems have been around since Safety Management Systems became required. For other organisations, ideas about safety reporting systems just substantiate. Since an effective safety reporting system is founded on a couple of essential attributes, it is important to fully grasp them and take them along in the development process. In several parts, the essential attributes of an effective safety reporting system will be reviewed.

So what has just culture to do with safety reporting systems and if this is the foundation of an effective system: how can a just culture be developed and maintained?

In several parts, the essential attributes of an effective safety reporting system will be reviewed:

 
  • Part 1: The context
  • Part 2: Commitment
  • Part 3: Just culture
  • Part 4: Safety reporting system
  • Part 5: Safety reporting system continued
  • Part 6: Safety awareness
  • Part 7: Flexibility in risk management
  • Part 8: To behave or not to behave?

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