Understanding Safety / SMS Basic

Continuous Improvement

Every enterprise embraces the concept of continuous improvement in all areas of operations. The stiff competition, the rapid changes in technology, the constantly increasing hazards and risks of the aviation industry, are a few but the reasons a continuous improvement must be sought in every day practices. As a management system, SMS, cannot be a static system; it is a live system, with daily interactions.

Continuous improvement is a form of acquiring the experiences and past lessons learnt and implementing them into the future. This way opportunities are identified and weaknesses are remediated. Characteristic of a learning culture, continuous improvement is an important part of a mature SMS. Improvement is nothing more than the encompassing feature of safety assurance in SMS.