Hazard and Incident Reporting in SERA
Safety Assurance / February 17th, 2017 1:29 pm

An important part of any safety management system is the reporting of issues within the business. Identifying hazards is the first step in preventing negative outcomes and is the key to a successful SMS. Incident reporting is also very important as it allows us to investigate root cause and prevent a recurrence. This is how we learn and continuously improve.
The key to a successful reporting system is easy access for everyone, quick and simple forms to fill in, and a feedback system to keep reporters informed of outcomes. SERA makes all of this a straight forward process. Companies using SERA have experienced significant improvements in incident and hazard reporting. The chart at the end of this post is proof that if an organisation implements the SERA reporting system effectively, incredible results are possible.

SERA | Login

All employees can log into SERA once an account has been set up by the administrator. SERA can be accessed anywhere there is internet connection, and on any device with a browser.

Login Screen

SERA Reporting Home Page

SERA defaults to the reporting home page so users can get right into submitting a report. The screen shown below is for a Head Investigator user type,...

SERA customer impresses big mining company with their SMS
SERA Management System / November 29th, 2016 8:49 pm

In today's heavily regulated and safety conscious business environment, audits from organisations we want to do business with are common place. Without adequate preparation these audits can be a harrowing experience, and a poor result can spell the end of a lucrative contract. The key to a smooth audit process is to have all the evidence on hand to prove a robust, well implemented safety management system.
Audit
There are two things an auditor will look for to determine the maturity of your SMS; the system framework, and your organisation's safety culture, which is a measure of SMS implementation. The  system framework consists of manuals, policies and procedures required to meet regulatory guidelines as well as international standards. Any organisation that has gone through certification of their management system will have a well developed framework, which is usually phase one of the certification program. During my auditing career the most common misconception I came across was that a...

New blog page
SERA Management System / November 29th, 2016 7:18 pm
Announcing a new blog page for Aviation Safety Management. This is the go to place for news and information about the SERA Management System, and all things safety.
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