Safety management system

Safety and safety management
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 19 defines Safety as “the state in which risks associated with aviation activities, related to, or in direct support of the operation of aircraft, are reduced and controlled to an acceptable level.”

Equally, safety management is described as “A systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountability, responsibilities, policies and procedures."

LVNL follows the structure that CANSO has set in the Standard of Excellence (SoE) in Safety Management. This structure, when applied appropriately, ensures compliance with ICAO Annex 19 and relevant legislation from the European Union. The main structure is depicted in the following figure:

Safety Management System diagram

LVNL Safety Management System

Safety Management System Elements