The safety management system (hereinafter - SMS) is a systematic approach to the management of flight safety, including the necessary organizational structure, hierarchy of responsibility, guidelines and procedures.
The SMS is intended to ensure that service providers implement an organized and disciplined approach to safety management in order to achieve an acceptable level of safety in flight operations.
On February 25, 2013, the ICAO Council unanimously adopted the International Standards and Recommended Practices on Safety Management (Annex 19 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation) with an effective date of November 14, 2013.
The State Unitary Enterprise Center "Uzaeronavigatsia", as well as structural subdivisions, effectively functions and promotes the system of flight safety management.
The performance of an SMS in air traffic services is based on the concept of risk-based decision making, which has long been an integral part of air traffic services activities.
The main functions that ensure the functioning of the SMS in air traffic services include:
- personnel training;
- identification of hazardous hazards and risk assessment;
- a system for providing data on hazards and incidents;
- trend tracking and safety analysis;
- taking timely measures to reduce risk factors to an acceptable level and further prevent similar hazard factors.
Each division of the CUAN has persons responsible for the effective functioning of the SMS, who, in turn, popularize the flight safety management system among employees, as well as timely identify hazards. When hazard factors are identified, timely work is carried out to reduce the identified factors to an acceptable level, as well as further prevention.
For the effective functioning of the flight safety management system, the State Unitary Enterprise Center "Uzaernavigatsia" developed internal documents, such as the Flight Safety Management Manual, the Risk Management Manual, the Policy of the State Unitary Enterprise Center "Uzaernavigatsia" in the field of flight safety, and such documents are also used to promote the SMS as Annex 19 ICAO Safety Management, Doc 9859 AN/460 ICAO Safety Management Manual.
Each division has a Risk Management Group that monitors the identified hazards, and also carries out appropriate work to prevent these factors.
Those responsible for the functioning of the SMS are constantly trained in advanced training courses.
On a daily basis, monitoring of incoming information through the voluntary reporting system (VTS) is carried out.
Every month, the Flight Safety Commission at the State Unitary Enterprise Center “Uzaeronavigatsia”, as well as in its structural divisions, holds meetings of the “Flight Safety Day”, where issues related to flight safety in servicing air traffic are discussed, as well as international practice in civil aviation through SMS.
Ensuring flight safety and the effective functioning of the flight safety management system is a priority in the activities of the State Unitary Enterprise Center "Uzaernavigatsia".