JCAA Publication 11/2006-A / GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON AERODROMES

GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING
A SAFETY MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM ON AERODROMES
Re-issue April, 2007

Table of Contents

 

FOREWORD
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND IDIOMS
1. OVERVIEW
1.1 General
1.2 Concept of safety
1.3 Need for safety management
1.4 ICAO requirements
1.5 Approaches to safety management
2. AERODROME OPERATIONS
2.1 Aerodrome safety - General
2.2 Regulatory framework
2.3 Aerodrome safety management
2.4 Aerodrome emergency planning
2.5 Aerodrome apron safety
2.6 Rule of aerodrome safety managers in ground safety
3. ESTABLISHING A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Safety culture
3.3 Components of an SMS
4. SAFETY ASSESSMENTS
4.1 Overview
4.2 A safety assessment process
5. SAFETY AUDITING
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Safety audits
5.3 The safety audit team
5.4 Planning and preparation
5.5 Conduct of the audit
5.6 Audit follow-up
6. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OPERATING A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The safety office
6.3 Safety manager
6.4 Safety committees
6.5 Safety management training
6.6 Conducting a safety survey
6.7 Disseminating safety information
6.8 Written communications
6.9 Safety promotion
6.10 Management of safety information
6.11 Safety management manual
7. BASICS OF SAFETY MANAGEMENT
7.1 The philosophy of safety management
7.2 Factors affecting system safety
7.3 Safety management concepts
8. RISK MANAGEMENT
8.1 General
8.2 Hazard identification
8.3 Risk assessment
8.4 Risk mitigation
8.5 Risk communication

APPENDICES
Appendix 1 1:600 Rule
Appendix 2 Example of a safety policy for an aerodrome operator
Appendix 3 Factors contributing to hazards in the apron work environment
Appendix 4 The cornerstones of safety management
Appendix 5 Sample safety policy statement
Appendix 6 Suggested topics to be included in a CEO statement of corporate safety commitment
Appendix 7 Sample job description for a safety manager
Appendix 8 Guidance on the conduct of group hazard identification and assessment sessions
Appendix 9 Human factors and the SHEL model

 

FOREWORD

I.  Background
Jordan, as a contracting state to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, recognizes that safety has always been the overriding consideration in the aviation industry, in line with article 44 of the Convention.

In this context, it is recognized that it is imperative to develop a safety management system to enhance the safety in the aviation sector.

The safety management system’s concept is based on the fact that there will always be hazards and risks, so proactive management is needed to identify and control these threats to safety before they lead to mishaps.

Safety Management System requirements will be the primary safety oversight document covering the way a certified airport operator manages safety.  The airport operator should have the capability to analyze, assess all operational hazards and conduct risk analysis to ensure that all existing operations and all future changes, additions, or replacements are safe or will be at the acceptable risk level as established by the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA).

A Safety Management System is a formal framework for integrating safety into day-to-day operations andincludes safety goals and performance targets, risk assessments, responsibilities and authorities, rules and procedures, and monitoring and evaluation processes".
The material in this publication is condensed from the ICAO Document 9585 “Safety Management Manual (SMM)” to introduce aerodrome safety management system principles, concepts, and requirements.  This publication is intended to be a guide for airport operators to comply with the Jordan Civil Aviation Regulation JCAR Part 139 requirements when establishing a Safety Management System at the airport.

II.  Purpose
The purpose of this publication is to assist aerodrome operators in fulfilling the requirements of JCAR Part 139 with respect to the implementation of SMS.

III.  Applicability
The requirements set in this publication is applicable to all certified airports intended for public use.

IV.  CANCELLATIONS
This re-issue cancels DASS Publication 11/2006 dated January 1st, 2007.

V.  EFFECTIVE DATE
This publication becomes effective April 1st, 2007.

Capt. Suleiman Obeidat
Director General
Civil Aviation Authority

 

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND IDIOMS  

Abbreviations

AEP Airport Emergency Plan
AME Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
ATCO Air Traffic Control Officer
ATS Air Traffic Services
CAA Civil Aviation Authority
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CRM Crew Resource Management
DGCAA Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority
Doc Document
FOD Foreign Object Debris
FDA Flight Data Analysis
FSO Flight Safety Officer
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
JCAA Jordan Civil Aviation Authority
JCAR Jordan Civil Aviation Regulation
LOSA Line Operations Safety Audit
NOSS Normal Operations Safety Survey
SARPs Standards and Recommended Practices
SM Safety Manager
SMS Safety Management System
SOPs Standard Operating Procedures
TCAS Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System

 

Idioms:

inter alia among other things
vis-à-vis compared to / opposite to

Safety

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