Future Sky Safety’s P5 “Resolving the organisational accident” released a white paper, ‘Keeping the aviation industry safe. Safety Intelligence and Safety Wisdom‘, discussing how 16 aviation industry senior executives use safety intelligence to make safe business decisions.
P5 is looking at how organisations stay safe in their day-to-day business operations. To explore this topic, P5 approached a number of organisations — representing the different key segments of the aviation system — and invited senior executives (typically CEOs or COOs) for interview. Sixteen top executives were interviewed in total, to identify how they deal with safety and the types of information they seek in their daily job of running their business safely. This white paper reports the results of this study.
From the interview analysis, five key areas emerged:
- Safety first – but not at any cost
- Maintaining a safe organisation when under pressure
- Being the one at the top – accountability and responsibility
- Searching for evidence – identifying today’s issues
- Seeing around the corner – identifying the next threat
This study has tried to expose some of the ‘wisdom’ that is being employed in identifying business decisions that protect safety. It is hoped that some of the ideas expressed in this report may help towards supporting safety wisdom across the industry, keeping it ultra-safe. This paper could benefit many audiences in the aviation sector:
- Senior executives: this is a chance to see how your peers think and act concerning safety in business decision-making and judging safety risks. The content of this report is largely verbatim quotes – these have not been sanitised, they are authentic.
- Policy-makers: this is a chance to hear unfiltered messages from industry leaders who are managing the business risks, to see the pressures they are under, and their perspectives on policy-making and how it affects their business and aviation safety.
- Safety professionals: this is a chance to see how senior executives make judgement calls on safety risks, what information sources they rely upon, and what they think about the safety numbers, Key Performance Indicators, safety targets, etc.
Download the white paper ‘Keeping the aviation industry safe. Safety Intelligence and Safety Wisdom‘ or visit P5 “Resolving the organisational accident” to know more on the project.