AAAE Safety Risk Assessment Compliance Workshop


General Information

Safety Management Systems or SMS is the formal, top-down business-like approach to managing safety risk. SMS includes systematic procedures, practices, and policies for the management of safety. The SMS sets goals, implements policies, develops processes, and tracks and measures performance. The functional result of a SMS is to proactively manage risk, detect and correct safety problems before those problems result in an accident or incident, and reduce the impact/cost of incidents.

At the core of SMS is the component relating to Safety Risk Management (SRM). The FAA currently defines SRM as "The composite of the likelihood (i.e., risk) of the potential effect of a hazard, and predicted severity of that effect. Fundamentally SRM is a formal, structured set of processes to proactively identify hazards, classify and prioritize associated safety risks, apply corrective actions to mitigate the risks, and continuously improve operational safety. Within the SRM is the function of a Safety Risk Assessment (SRA).

At the Safety Risk Assessment Compliance Workshop presented by AAAE and sms4airports, attendees will gain a thorough understanding of SRM and how to prepare for, conduct and document SRAs for FAA Order 5200.11 and AC 150/53702F compliance.

FAA Internal Order 5200.11 requires that airports conduct SRAs for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funded projects. SRAs are currently included in the FAA Office of Airports (ARP) approval process for airside-related projects. Currently the FAA Order 5200.11 pertains only to large hub airports; however, ARP plans to apply this requirement to all Part 139 airports as soon as sufficient FAA staff is trained and available to support the expanded initiative. ARP has provided guidance for the new SRM requirement within Order 5200.11.

Under FAA Advisory Circular  150/5370-2F, which sets forth guidelines for operational safety on airports during construction, certain airport projects may require the airport operator to provide a Project Proposal Summary to help the FAA to determine the appropriate level of SRM documentation. The airport operator must coordinate with the appropriate FAA Airports Regional or District Office early in the development of a Construction Safety and Phasing Plan (CSPP) to determine the need for SRM documentation.

Who Should Attend?

What You Will Learn:
.    How to prepare for, conduct, and document a six-step SRA process that includes documented monitoring of risk mitigations;
.    How to create a risk matrix that is based on severity and likelihood definitions that are locally driven;
.    How to create a risk matrix that is based on local County, City, Authority, or Airport risk management practices/policies, and
.    How to identify SRA triggers including physical changes (capital projects), introduction of a new tenant or airline, operational changes, and safety data trends observed outside of acceptable parameters.