HEALTH AND SAFETY INI­TIA­TIVE OF THE YEAR

GAMA AVIATION

Aviation Business - - 2019 AVIATION BUSINESS AWARDS -

Gama Aviation’s Mid­dle East HQ has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the group with a new haz­ard and risk re­port­ing data­base. The team in the qual­ity and safety depart­ment have de­vel­oped a haz­ard and risk reg­is­ter data­base, which al­lows for the anal­y­sis and con­tin­ued mon­i­tor­ing of risk re­lated to Gama’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

The data­base has been shown to GCAA in­spec­tors as part of their as­sess­ment of Gama’s safety man­age­ment sys­tem. The data­base has played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the GCAA’s ac­knowl­edg­ment of the im­prove­ments made in the last year, to the ex­tent that it will be us­ing Gama’s ef­forts in this area as an ex­am­ple of what is needed for other op­er­a­tors dur­ing their as­sess­ments.

Safety risk man­age­ment is cen­tred on a sys­tem­atic ap­proach to haz­ard iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and risk man­age­ment, as­sess­ing the po­ten­tial sever­ity and like­li­hood of those haz­ards oc­cur­ring and then im­ple­ment­ing ap­pro­pri­ate con­trol mea­sures to mit­i­gate the risks to an ac­cept­able level.

As part of its ini­tia­tive, Gama created a proac­tive safety risk man­age­ment sys­tem, us­ing the tools of haz­ard iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, risk as­sess­ment and risk mit­i­ga­tion, across all func­tional ar­eas of its FZC’s oper­a­tions. Through the use of these tools it is pos­si­ble to iden­tify is­sues with po­ten­tial to be harm­ful to Gama. It also de­tails the need for in­ves­ti­ga­tion of in­ci­dents and oc­cur­rences and any de­vi­a­tion in ex­pected and de­liv­ered ser­vice in or­der to fur­ther iden­tify and re­solve iden­ti­fied haz­ards and risks.

The Gama Risk Man­age­ment Data­base is an elec­tronic tool pow­ered by Mi­crosoft Ac­cess de­signed to im­ple­ment its ef­fec­tive safety risk man­age­ment strat­egy. It gath­ers risk in­for­ma­tion and al­lows for anal­y­sis and mon­i­tor­ing of haz­ards in a sys­tem­atic ap­proach cov­er­ing four ma­jor com­po­nents of SMS – haz­ard iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­cesses, risk as­sess­ment and mit­i­ga­tion pro­cesses, in­ter­nal safety in­ves­ti­ga­tion pro­cesses and safety per­for­mance mon­i­tor­ing and mea­sure­ment pro­cesses.

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