With ICAO’s Year of Security Culture coming to an end, in this article, Nina Smith considers the importance of human performance and human factors when developing a positive, effective aviation security culture.
In this blog, Kevin Sawyer – Aviation Security lead for CAA International, explores the practical tools available for those looking to measure, assess and improve the security culture within their organisations.
It is no surprise that the global COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to global industries, and the air transport sector is with no exception. With borders closed, national lockdowns and a slump in consumer demand, it has undoubtedly been the most challenging time in air transport’s history.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is the often-cited refrain attributed to management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. What Drucker and many others have observed is that without the buy-in and commitment of an organisation’s people at all levels, the best strategies, plans and procedures are unlikely to succeed.
In 1996, the United Nations (UN) declared the 7th December as International Civil Aviation Day. The day has been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and the global aviation community since to recognise and raise awareness of the importance of aviation, especially international air travel to the social, economic and environmental development of the world.
Kirsty Wells, SeMS Programme Lead, and Nina Smith, Head of Training and Human Factors at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), discuss the move towards Performance Based Oversight and how SeMS is the stepping stone in achieving this, alongside the professionalisation of training.
Watch Peter Drissell, Director of Aviation Security at the UK CAA, explain what an effective security culture is and why a positive security culture in aviation important.
At the recent Global Aviation Security Symposium hosted by ICAO in Montreal (18-20 September) UK CAA experts supported ICAO by delivering workshops on the topics of Security Culture and Security Management Systems. Kevin Sawyer,…
Everyone knows how critical it is to have systems in place to provide safety assurance, but is the same degree of focus placed on security?