These Automation Tool modules satisfy FAA Part 5 Safety Policy pillar requirements.
Safety policies remains one of the important items FAA auditors review when evaluating the state of airline/airport safety management systems. More audit findings and concerns revolve around safety policies than other items.
One of the reason auditors hone in on your safety policies is that they are the core of your Safety Policy, they are a Part 5.21 requirement, and they outline the bureaucratic framework of your SMS program.
The Safety Policies module is built to meet FAA Part 5.21 requirements. Also, it provides a means to list important information about your organization that is readily available to all employees, such as your non-punitive reporting policy.
Your company safety policy statement should be visible to all employees. It does no good if it is collecting dust on a shelf. When you purchase the Automation Tool™, you get access to sample policy statements that fulfill Part 5 Safety Policy requirements.
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The Safety Policies module allows all users to:
An extremely useful function here is that some policies appear in applicable modules - for example, the Non-punitive Reporting Policy appears in the Hazard/Issue Reporting Module, and the CEO Commitment policy appears int he Safety Workspace module. This functionality ensure that important policies are visible in commonly used modules.
FAA Safety Management Systems
The FAA advisory circular (AC 120-92a) provides great information on preparing policies, regardless of which country you live in. Review the section on Safety Policy. An excerpt follows: