Safety

With a significant number in the workforce who are new to the industry, there is a need to emphasise and create greater awareness of aviation safety. Experienced professionals will also benefit from refreshers on safety with the ramp-up of operations.

The AAIS Safety microsite (https://aais.org.sg/safety), launched in conjunction with the first AAIS Industry Safety Week held from 14 to 18 November 2022, aims to be a repository of safety resources for the industry to share and glean best practices, safety-related collaterals and activities. We are grateful to those who have contributed and shared their insights and materials, and we look forward to further contributions from all industry members.

Messages

“Key aviation organisations have been working with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to prepare for the safe and orderly ramp up of operations… Safety remains a top priority. Coming out of the pandemic, CAAS and close to 100 organisations signed the “Charter for a Strong and Positive Safety Culture in Singapore”, a testament of our collective commitment to aviation safety.”

~ Mr Tay Tiang Guan, 1 Deputy Director-General, CAAS ~

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“We have a solid reputation built collectively – through the efforts of government partners, industry players, and each aerospace professional who give their best every day to deliver world-class and efficient service…. Underpinning this is a strong commitment to safety…. We will continue to support the industry in proliferating the aviation safety message to cement our position as the aerospace MRO hub in the region.”

~ Mr Wong Yue Jeen, President, AAIS~

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Events: In-Person / Online

AAIS Industry Safety Week

In alignment with growing interest and emphasis on safety and as a signatory of Singapore’s charter for aviation safety, AAIS was pleased to organise a coordinated safety week for members of the aviation/aerospace community from 14 to 18 November 2022. During the week-long event, AAIS members were encouraged to hold internal safety awareness campaigns in sync with industry peers. The inaugural AAIS Industry Safety Week saw over 70 organisations from the aerospace, aviation and other industries participating in various activities, including seminars, webinars, and site visits for cross-learning of best practices.

Aviation Safety: In conversation with CAAS and Aerospace Leaders

To kick off Safety Week, AAIS held a hybrid seminar on 14 November to discuss aviation safety in aerospace MRO and manufacturing. The event featured industry leaders including Mr Oliver Chamberlain, Manufacturing Executive, Rolls-Royce Singapore, and Mr Mark Loh, General Manager, Bell Textron Asia, as well as a representative from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Mr Leong Chin Sing, Senior Manager (Maintenance Organisation).

The speakers provided insightful perspectives on safety policies and implementation, as well as best practices for MRO and aerospace organisations. Particularly interesting were their personal anecdotes on the motivation for underscoring safety, as well as the differences in safety cultures across organisations and countries. The speakers noted the importance of continual improvements in safety management and called for collaborative efforts to improve aviation safety awareness. Participants engaged the speakers during the panel discussion on topics such as integrating safety in aerospace curricula, ramping up on safety training, and the role of regulators in safety management.

 

Visit to SIAEC’s Aviation and Workplace Safety Promotion Centres

AAIS Management Committee members and their safety officers were invited to visit the SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) safety promotion centres on 15 November. Participants were brought on interactive tours around the Aviation Safety Promotion Centre and the Workplace Safety Promotion Centre. These centres were established by SIAEC to augment safety training programmes for its staff with the aim of reinforcing workplace safety culture and mindset.

Participants were impressed with the scope and quality of the Aviation Safety Centre, which included immersive media, informational displays and interactive activities. The Workplace Safety Promotion Centre also offered an integrated learning environment combining classroom-based lessons and experiential and visual learning for participants. We thank SIAEC for supporting AAIS Industry Safety Week and for hosting the visit.

Advancing WSH: New Code of Practice + Data-Driven Risk-Based Approach

A webinar was held on 17 November to provide updates on workplace safety and health (WSH) practices. The keynote speaker was Mr Christopher Koh, General Manager of the Singapore WSH Council. He provided a briefing on a new code of practice (COP) which details duties of company CEOs and directors on WSH. The new COP, gazetted in October 2022, applies to Singapore companies in all industries, covering not only the physical but also mental well-being of workers.

This briefing was followed by a rich presentation on ‘A Data-Driven Risk-Based Approach to WSH Management’ by Mr Lim Sui Soon, Executive Committee Member at the Singapore Institution of Safety Officers (SISO). The approach provided a new perspective, encouraging organisations to analyse key causal factors of incidents based on WSH data and develop mitigating methods in managing these high-risk factors.

Posters by AAIS

We welcome industry members to download these posters for display in your work areas.

(1) Click on a poster for a better view
(2) To download, right click on the artwork > Save As…
(3) You may wish to add in your logo in the designated dotted box

If you require the artwork in high resolution pdf format, kindly email estella_teh@aais.org.sg

 

Contributed Resources & Content

These resources have been kindly contributed/ shared with the industry for cross-learning.

We welcome members with relevant content to contribute to this library of resources. Please reach out to us via ann@aais.org.sg 

From Liebherr-Aerospace Pte Ltd

Aerospace manufacturing & MRO “Dos” and “Don’ts” Posters

Aerospace manufacturing & MRO “Dos” and “Don’ts” Activities

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Safety Training Courses

AAIS organises a range of training courses covering Safety & Human Factors, Standards & Certification, Quality Techniques & more.
Quote the code “AAISSafety” to enjoy a discount of 25% off training fees for a second participant for the courses below.
Offer is limited to courses ending by or before 30 June 2023. Training will be subject to minimum class size.

For queries on training, please reach out to us via training@aais.org.

Compliant Safety Management Systems for Aerospace

This VILT course provides an overview of the requirements and characteristics of SMS as required by National Aviation Authorities. On completion of theoretical and practical instruction, training candidates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of Safety Management, SMS, and a wide variety of investigation and analysis techniques designed to address hazards, risk management and good data-driven decision-making.

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Logistics and Stores Inspection Procedures for Aerospace

This VILT course provides a detailed & practical understanding of the processes and procedures relating to regulatory requirements for managing and developing spares procurement as well as the Aviation Store in terms of effective management procedures, and associated characteristics of the facility. On completion of training, candidates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of Logistics & Stores Inspection Procedures.

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Effective Stores Management for Aerospace

This VILT course is useful for persons who are actively involved in the management or Interaction of the Part 145 organizations Stores Management Systems including Stores Personnel, Certifying Engineers & Technicians, purchasing & procurement personnel and their associated managers. On completion of training, candidates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of Aircraft Stores Management procedures.

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Effective Event Investigation Training

This is a virtual modular course and has been developed to assist Maintenance Error Investigators to determine the root cause of maintenance errors within the workplace. Attendees will gain competence to confidently conduct MEDA (Boeing Maintenance Error Decision Aid tool) investigations that will greatly contribute to an Approved Maintenance Organisations’ safety and efficiency standards.

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Fundamentals to Aerospace Quality Management System

Through this VILT course, best practices in the aerospace industries will be discussed and the essence of these best practices will be extracted to look into the practical implementation of a quality management system. It is useful for organisations preparing for AS91XX certification, those looking to become a supplier to aerospace organisations or for improving existing QMS with Advance Product Quality Plan and Quality Escape Prevention.

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Fundamentals to Aerospace Quality Management System

During this course, best practices in the aerospace industries will be discussed and the essence of these best practices will be extracted to look into the practical implementation of a quality management system. It is useful for organisations preparing for AS91XX certification, those looking to become a supplier to aerospace organisations or for improving existing QMS with Advance Product Quality Plan and Quality Escape Prevention.

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Quality Systems and Audit Management

The aim of this VILT course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to conduct quality & audit management processes. The use of case studies and role-play will greatly enhance participants’ understanding. On completion of the training, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of and competence in quality & audit management processes.

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Introduction to Safety Management System

The aim of this VILT course is to provide a detailed overview of the processes and characteristics of Safety Management Systems (SMS). It will cover the operational and commercial importance of safety management and Safety Policy and Objectives in terms of regulatory requirements On completion of the training, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of SMS.

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Quality Systems and Audit Management

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to conduct quality & audit management processes. The use of case studies and role-play will greatly enhance participants’ understanding. On completion of the training, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of and competence in quality & audit management processes.

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Introduction to Safety Management System

The aim of this course is to provide a detailed overview of the processes and characteristics of Safety Management Systems (SMS). It will cover the operational and commercial importance of safety management and Safety Policy and Objectives in terms of regulatory requirements On completion of the training, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of SMS.

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Effective Event Investigation Training

This is a modular course and has been developed to assist Maintenance Error Investigators to determine the root cause of maintenance errors within the workplace. Attendees will gain competence to conduct MEDA (Boeing Maintenance Error Decision Aid tool) investigations that will greatly contribute to an Approved Maintenance Organisations’ safety standards.

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Human Factors and Error Management

This one-day course will provide participants with an understanding of the human factors that affect performance in aerospace maintenance, hazards in the workplace, as well as factors that reduce human errors in maintenance tasks. Upon the completion of this course, participants should be able to apply error management techniques to reduce the potential for human error mishaps.

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