Baldwin Offers IS-BAO/IS-BAH Operators Safety Performance Monitoring Program

February 27, 2019

Safety Performance Monitoring Program can help operators achieve and maintain Stage 3 IS-BAO Registration

Hilton Head Island, SC – February, 2019 – Baldwin Aviation, a leader in developing, assessing and implementing Safety Management Systems (SMSs), has launched an innovative Safety Performance Monitoring Program (SPMP) which leverages the relationship between Baldwin and its clients to enable effective organizational safety processes. The SPMP involves mentoring and continuous monitoring by Baldwin’s safety professionals of organizations to produce tangible results that can help operators attain Stage 3 IS-BAO/IS-BAH registration—the highest standard registration level an aviation organization can achieve. For operators not pursuing IS-BAO/IS-BAH registration, the SPMP program provides the same top-tier support with a Certificate of Compliance upon meeting and maintaining the requirements.

The program utilizes Baldwin’s algorithm-based Safety Monitor which tracks four key components of safety management in order to provide definitive information that an auditor, client, and most importantly, an operator can use to assess SMS performance. “It takes the subjectivity of safety management efforts out of the equation by producing hard, specific data that can help operators document their performance and achieve advanced levels of IS-BAO/IS-BAH registration,” said Jason Starke, Baldwin’s Director of Standards.

“The Safety Performance Monitoring Program incorporates the implementation of robust standards based on ICAO Annex 19 and Document 9859 4th Edition and continuous monitoring by credentialed safety professionals. The IS-BAO/IS-BAH is a globally recognized standard comprised of industry best practices derived from ICAO Annexes, industry studies, and industry input,” Starke explained. “The requirements of the Baldwin SPMP exceed those of the Stage 1 IS-BAO/IS-BAH Chapter 3 (SMS) requirements. For IS-BAO/IS-BAH Stage 2 registration, the operator needs to show engagement in the SMS, that the SMS is producing data, and that the organization is managing safety through data analysis. Baldwin’s active interaction with the organization in the SPMP ensures that the SMS is alive, vibrant, and producing results that meet or exceed Stage 2 registration,” he continued “Stage 3 IS-BAO/IS-BAH registration primarily focuses on the safety culture of an operation. While the assessment for this stage still looks at the outputs of the SMS, the atmosphere – or culture in which the SMS operates – is critically analyzed. Baldwin’s SPMP begins with an initial Safety Culture Survey, developed with the assistance of academic, FAA, and safety experts, and an overall assessment as part of the entrance into the program. Thereafter, as an option, we periodically administer the Safety Culture Survey and provide an analysis to show the maturation of an organization’s safety culture. By staying continuously engaged in the process, Baldwin’s safety professionals are able to virtually ensure that the operators’ safety culture matures. And, since Baldwin’s mission is to support continuous improvement of transportation safety, the SPMP is available to all eligible Baldwin clients,” Starke concluded.