Fairbanks International Airport in Alaska, US, is launching its Safety Management System (SMS) to aid efforts in delivering a safe and customer friendly aviation transportation system. The airport is working with Civix to implement the programme, AirportIQ, to manage SMS data.
The Alaskan hub has taken the first step with the programme by offering an anonymous Hazard Reporting Portal enabling passengers, tenants, employees, stakeholders and visitors to report any non-emergency potentially hazardous conditions, incidents and/ or occurrences that might compromise the safe conduct of all airport operations and functions.
SMS builds on Fairbanks’ current safety programme, which is systematic, structured and data driven; has senior leadership commitment; treats safety as a core value; and seeks to proactively mitigate hazards and their associated risks.
Everyone is encouraged to voluntarily report safety information critical to identifying precursors to accidents. Early identification is essential for reducing accident rates and injuries, and leads to the proactive identification of hazards and their associated risks; development of corrective actions; and increased education of appropriate parties.