Safety Management System (TC)
Safety is an Attitude
The belief that something is safe does not guarantee it is. Take the example of a mountaineer who has climbed Mount Everest free of supplemental oxygen numerous times without incident. It is easy for this mountaineer to begin to believe that s/he is engaged in a safe practice. Upon examination of the risks involved; hypoxia, sudden storm, avalanche, rock fall, injury, and hidden crevasse, it is obvious that climbing Mount Everest is an extremely risky endeavor. It is human nature to be lulled into a false sense of security by repeated uneventful occurrences. This human factor is an ever present hazard in the world of aviation.
Pilots with an untarnished safety record are quick to point out that a healthy dose of skepticism and paranoia has kept them safe throughout the years. Complacency is the pilots ever present antagonist. Strive for the discipline required to always question your actions; even during the routine.
Safety Management System
At Selkirk College we strive to set the standard for safety in Canadian flight training. We have adopted a Safety Management System approach to our aviation program. This formally documented and transparent program allows for clear and effective lines of communication between all personnel. Our goal is to identify potential hazards and find solutions in order to proactively maintain a safe forum in which to conduct our daily flight training activities.
We Need to Hear From You!
Our goal of continually improving safety within our organization hinges on the reports we receive from all personnel. Without an effective and active reporting process, those responsible for change are left in the dark. Please don't hesitate to submit a report through this web page by using the Submit a Report link. Complete the form, save a copy to your desktop and attach it to an email; or print and submit in person to Chris Thring, our SMS Manager.
Thank you, in advance.