Sunday, January 25, 2015

Online Safety Articles for Airline & Airport SMS Programs

Safety Articles for Airline & Airport SMS Programs

SMS Pro's Safety Articles module provides airline and airport personnel with easy and convenient access to either aviation safety OR training materials. Safety managers can create a series of online presentations that consist of many volumes. Access may be restricted to log-on access to only your airline or airport employees or freely available to all personnel with a link to the resource, such as contractors or vendors. Participants
can access the safety or training articles on their own schedule when they have time.

When you create your online safety or training articles, you have considerable power by adding images or embedding videos into the content. This allows safety managers to incorporate content from third party providers.

Safety articles embedded within your SMS program provide information that is critical to the success of your safety program. Today's high employee turnover requires that a mechanism is established to ensure that all employees are informed on specific safety topics and to provide useful information to help maintain a safe and secure operating environment.

Why should you use Safety Articles?

The fourth component of an ICAO compliant SMS program is safety promotion. Safety promotion requires safety managers to communicate safety information to employees. As a safety manager, your goal is to enhance your company’s safety performance. Safety articles are a great way to communicate safety information, similar to using SMS Pro's Newsletters module.

To access the Safety Articles module, you must request it from SMS Pro Tech Support. This module is not added automatically. To see the Safety Articles module, see the following screenshot:
online aviation safety and training articles software

Creating New Safety Articles

The Safety Articles module allows SMS Admins the ability to post safety articles that are available to all SMS Pro portal users. Articles can come from a variety of sources. To respect the content of others, ensure that the proper credits are given to content authors.

Only SMS Admins can add new safety articles. To add new content, ensure that you are in the edit mode. Select the edit icon that appears and select "Add article." Simply add a title, short description and the body of the article. Make sure you save when you have finished.

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About NWDS - founded in 2003 by six software engineers, NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) provides custom computer programming and systems design services. NWDS creates many types of software, including e-commerce, financial, defense, engineering, logistics, aviation and more. In 2007, NWDS developed SMS Pro™ a web based SMS application that supports an organization's overall SMS through safety reporting, safety documentation, safety risk management and safety assurance. SMS Pro™ is currently used by aviation organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to help manage their SMS programs. NWDS continues to support SMS Pro™ and add new functionality. NWDS offers custom contract programming services in the U.S. and Canada and is managed by Chris Howell, one of the founders. Their headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska. For information on NWDS visit their website at and to learn more about SMS Pro™.


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