Baldwin’s Safety Performance Monitoring Program Excels with Higher Safety Culture Scores
Baldwin Safety and Compliance reports that operators participating in its Safety Performance Monitoring Program (SPMP) received higher scores in the program’s annual safety-culture assessment than organizations that do not participate.
The SPMP was first introduced by Baldwin in 2019 and involves mentoring as well as continuous monitoring of organizations by Baldwin’s safety professionals. The program utilizes Baldwin’s algorithm-based Safety Monitor, which tracks key components of safety management to provide definitive information that an auditor, client and, most importantly, an operator can use to assess its SMS performance. The results are tangible and help operators attain an integrated safety culture like the Stage 3 IS-BAO/IS-BAH registration requires, which is the highest international standard level an aviation organization can achieve.
The safety-culture survey report is based on the compilation of safety-culture surveys conducted during 2021 which had nearly 800 respondents, 111 of them SPMP participants. The results reflected higher average scores by SPMP operators within the safety-culture segment.
Jason Starke, Baldwin’s director of Safety, says, “The driving factor to these scores could certainly revolve around the increased efforts toward a successful SMS that is inspired by the hands-on mentoring by the Baldwin safety team of experts as a function of the SPMP program.” He adds, “SPMP is available to all eligible Baldwin clients, and we are seeing quantifiable results that this recent survey confirms. To ensure that an operator’s safety culture matures, you need engagement and commitment to the continuous improvement journey, and it’s exciting to see that SPMP is helping operators achieve this goal.”
Baldwin’s SPMP begins with an initial safety-culture survey, developed with the assistance of academia, the FAA and safety experts, and an overall assessment as part of the entrance into the progressive monitoring program. Thereafter the survey is administered periodically to provide an analysis and indicate the maturation of an organization’s safety culture.
To learn more about the results of the safety-culture survey report in Baldwin’s 2021 Safety Culture Survey white paper, visit https://www.baldwinaviation.com/white-paper.
The report and SPMP will also be the topic of an upcoming podcast on Baldwin’s new "Safety Chats" podcast, available at www.safetychats.com or wherever podcasts can be found.