Baldwin Aviation launches ‘safety monitor’ to monitor quality

Baldwin Aviation has launched a new safety monitor tool to quantify safety performance.

A press release by the company stated: “Determining the effectiveness of any safety management system has been subjective at best, until now. Multiple audits result in differing opinions on the same operation. Quantifiably measuring safety performance is now a reality.

Baldwin has spent significant resources and time developing algorithms that produce a quantifiable “Safety Monitor”.

Based on a balanced and effective safety management system, Safety Monitor looks at each of the four components and elements of a safety management system and provides quantifiable measurements of Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Promotion.

Each and every month is measured, tracked and documented to provide definitive information that an auditor, customer and most importantly, the operator can use to assess their performance.

Each SMS component (Policy, Risk Management, Assurance and Promotion) is measured and scored.

Measurement data is collected throughout the system and linked to specific SMS components and elements. KPI/SPIs measure very specific safety data points; whereas, Safety Monitor looks at the entire SMS to determine how effective an organization is performing overall.

This feature will be an essential part of Baldwin’s Performance Monitoring Program (PMP) in order to maintain SMS conformity.

Clients who subscribe to and meet the PMP ICAO/FAA based standard are issued Baldwin’s Statement of Conformity, established in 2008, where holders will know exactly where they stand month over month in order to quantifiably show their conformity to regulators and other parties.

The Safety Monitor is included in the PMP and available to other Baldwin clients optionally. Baldwin’s mission is to support continuous improvement of safety by providing the tools necessary to easily identify and manage risk.