Safety Management System
RACCA’s Safety Committee rolled out the Association’s new Safety Management System (SMS) during the plenary session at RACCA’s 2009 Spring Conference. The system is based upon AC 120-92, other FAA guidance material, and material from sources outside the FAA. “SMS Lite” was praised by FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Nick Sabatini, who was RACCA’s keynote conference speaker that year and was present during SMS Lite’s introduction. Sabatini noted that the agency is strongly encouraging the adoption of SMS by all operators, and that it would likely eventually become a requirement.
In 2012, the RACCA safety committee revised and updated the document, and published “SSMS” – RACCA’s “Simplified Safety Management System.”
The RACCA boilerplate SSMS Manual is designed so operators can fill in certain blanks to tailor the document to their own company, add or subtract features to adapt the program to the needs of their own organization, and then introduce the system as a stand-alone safety manual, or chapter in their company’s Operations, Personnel, or other manual.
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