Airborne Systems Ltd – Another Satisfied Customer!

ParachutesWhat a fantastic opportunity! To work with the premier parachute and airborne equipment manufacturers, probably in the World!

Airborne Systems provides it’s main customer, the MoD with a vast range of equipment to deliver airborne capabilities around the World, in all weathers and of course, to do this safely and even save lives.

It was an honour to review their Safety Management System and stay on to advise and implement improvements and training courses.

ASL Safety Team

ASL Safety Team. From left to right Adrian Jones, Si Hays, Andy Troup, Martyn Jones.

  • Adrian Jones – The Design Assurance Signatory
  • Si Hays – Managing Director THI
  • Andy Troup – Senior Project Engineer (Safety)
  • Martyn Jones ¬†– Director Engineer (Safety and Compliance)

SiHays_Martyn Jones_275_widthAs a team we devised the strategy to first of all improve our ability to simplify but strengthen Safety Assessment Reports and to create a template and guide to assist all Design Engineers to achieve a high quality and standardised document. Underpinned by three tailored SMS training courses to include techniques such as :-

  • Goal Structured Notation (GSN)
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Bow Tie Analysis

Next we needed to draft the SMS Documentation and procedures and to design the training courses for investigators, Occurrence Review Groups (ORGs), Human Factors and the Management of Change.

Liaising heavily throughout the process with the MoD to not only ensure compliance with regulation but to agree formats, layout and strategy. Airborne Systems Ltd are a fantastic organisation who really value their people. They have some of the most highly motivated, skilled and conscientious engineers I have met and they proved to be extremely open to improvements in safety thinking.

From a personal perspective it has been fantastic to ‘complete the set’ having designed and implemented new Safety Management Systems for an MoD front line station, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)¬†project teams, a civilian flying organisation and now a Design Organisation.

Thank you Airborne Systems!

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