Baldwin Safety and Compliance has introduced a new e-Training program for safety managers. The self-paced virtual program covers key safety management system (SMS) topics and results in a certification for the Safety Manager with an on-going recurrent component available.
Jason Starke, “Our goal was to not only provide the ‘what’ portion of the Safety Manager’s responsibilities but to also demonstrate the ‘how’ to implement an effective Safety Management system. We take a personal approach to the training through instructor presentations and interactions with assignments to make it as collaborative as possible. We are excited to add this new program to our virtual training offerings.”
The Safety Manager certification program includes 12 individual courses – each comprised of multiple modules. It is designed to compass the essential topics that a Safety Manager needs to understand to effectively manage the organization’s SMS. Each course includes quizzes, a test, and training course outline. After successful completion of all 12 courses, a certificate will be issued noting the number of hours of study completed. The recurrent course will require completion of four topics and is available to meet any recurrent frequency.
The Safety Manager program is in addition to the SMS Recurrent, Initial SMS Training for the Frontline, and Leading through IS-BAO courses.
Baldwin Safety and Compliance also continues to grow their automated Internal Evaluation Program (IEP), introduced last fall. Its 24-month cycle provides higher engagement than the recommended 3-year or less cycle and involves 10-15 curated question audits that are delivered for completion every month through a Baldwin portal. This allows users to evaluate their organization more frequently, using short, applicable audits to ensure required and recommended risk controls are in place. Questions have been designed to not only assess risk management, but also organizational excellence through Baldwin’s IEP.
The emergency response ER ALERT feature was also recently added to the Baldwin portal and allows subscribers to easily alert and monitor teams of an accident, incident, or other event. It has live or drill functions that provide a central location to manage an event, including checklist execution, and report on the success and lessons learned of the response upon conclusion of the event.
“We continue to add features to our programs to expand safety and quality in flight operations. Both the IEP and ER ALERT enhancements have been well received and we continue to see increases in participation by our customers,” added Starke.