The concept or word “safety” when used at Focus Air, or by Focus Air management, employees and students, written, spoken or implied shall mean:
THE INITIATIVE TO DRIVE THE SYSTEM TOWARDS A GOAL OF SUSTAINING MAXIMUM RESISTANCE TOWARDS THE OPERATIONAL HAZARDS. THIS GOAL SHOULD BE ACHIEVED IRRESPECTIVE OF THE ORGANIZATION LEADER OR CURRENT COMMERCIAL CONCERNS
Safety is a key principle of Focus Air. The Ultimate responsibility for safety within the company rests with the General Manager/CFI. However it is the responsibility of each and every employee and student to ensure that our operations are conducted with the highest level of safety. All those involved be they employees or students are to comply with the Focus Air safety policy and procedures.
We, the undersigned, state that, as senior management of Focus Air, we affirm our commitment to flight safety as our top priority
It should be remembered that safety management does not just consist of a set of policies and procedures, but is in the manner in which safety is handled in the work environment by everyone involved and how those policies and procedures are implemented into the workings of the organization.
To create a sustainable organizational culture of safety integrity and establish Focus Air as the aviation/training industry safety benchmark An ideal safety culture is the engine that drives the system towards a goal of sustaining the maximum resistance towards operational hazards. What drives the system is a constant level of respect for anything that may bypass organizational safety systems.
It is very dangerous to think that an organization is safe because no information is saying otherwise. The best ways to stay cautious is to gather as much as we can of the right kind of information, which means creating an informed culture – an informed culture is a safety conscious culture.
To ensure that safety performance levels exceed internationally accepted standards by having safety as a core principle at Focus Air.
At Focus Air we will adopt a positive and pro-active safety strategy by continuously and consciously seeking conditions, which are indicative of emerging breaches of safety integrity. These conditions will be controlled through highly effective Safety Management System process.
With Focus Air’s management serious commitment to safety, shared care and concern for hazards and solicitude for their impact on people, realistic and flexible norms and rules about hazards, and continual reflection upon practice through monitoring, analysis and feedback, a healthy safety culture will develop and reflect in all Focus Air operations.
Focus Air recognises and understands that the potential for errors exist even in an organisation with a most effective safety management system. The control of errors, which will result in a high level of flight safety, is dependent on the knowledge of existence of, or potential areas for safety concern, problems, hazards and occurrences.
Focus Air therefore regards the reporting of such events through mechanisms of this Safety Management System essential in order that corrective action be taken to prevent a recurrence and continuously improve safety.
The management of Focus Air pledges that all reports will be treated without incrimination, reprisal or repercussion from the company. The only exception to this is if an act is found to have had criminal intent, wilful negligence, involved substance abuse or sabotage.
It is important to realise that an organization culture develops over a period of time and cannot be created instantly. Organizations like organisms; adapt. The safety culture of an organization is developed as a result of history, work environment, crew and staff members, health and safety practices consistency, continual assessments and management leadership.