What is a SMS (which is part of EASA’s management systems)?

SMS is a system that identify hazards and take action to reduce the applicable risks to and acceptable level.

Within SMS:

  • Hazards are actively identified,
  • Hazards can be a Risk, so it includes Risk Management (process)
  • It looks into, how can we lower the Risk (Mitigation actions)
  • A change (corona, rules, mode of operations) could introduce new hazards and thus new risks. (Management of Change)

SMS is everyone’s responsibility, this means everyone needs to understand the importance of this system and their respective responsibility. Think of attitude.

SMS must be driven by Management.