MAA Air Safety Risk Assessment and Management Practitioners (MASRAMP)

TS78 | 3 days

In an increasingly complex aviation environment, the ability to identify, articulate and manage safety risk effectively has never been more important. For clients and professionals operating within the defence-facing industry, there is a pressing need to understand the MAA regulatory safety risk management (SRM) requirements, including the unique requirements associated with the development and ownership of an Air System Safety Case (ASSC). This can prove to be or be perceived to be difficult; especially when trying to integrate with existing CAA/EASA requirements.

The inability for an organisation to see, understand and effectively act upon collective risk in a coherent and structured way may leave it vulnerable to harm and exposed in terms of regulatory and legal obligations. The aim of an effective safety risk management capability is to add the essential clarity for organisations to safeguard their approvals to operate, and build a compelling and structured argument to support safe operations. It will also provide the added benefit of greater and proactive decision-making power.

This course enables delegates to understand the MAA requirements for the management of safety risk (specifically, Risk to Life (RtL)). It will also enable delegates to understand and apply the principles of risk management in order to make informed decisions on risk reduction and risk toleration within their organisations. Delivered by our expert consultants who all have real experience of managing risk within Defence and Defence-facing organisations, this course provides the essential knowledge, skills and tools for developing increased safety risk management competence within your organisation.

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How will this course benefit me?
This 3-day, practically focused course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

• Practically apply the requirements of MAA RA 1210 - Ownership and Management of Operating Risk (Risk to Life) and the relationship with MAA RA 1205 – Air System Safety Cases.
• Understand the MAA’s expectations with respect to the practical implementation of risk management regulation.
• Use risk management tools and artefacts to improve SRM decision-making.
• Apply the MAA 5-stage risk management process.
• Integrate the outputs and tools of your risk management process into existing safety governance frameworks.

Completing this course will also provide you with:

• The ability to highlight areas of weakness in the business and therefore identify where real (efficiency, financial, productivity) gains can be harnessed.
• Greater confidence in your decisions around resource allocation (using sources of data to support specialist knowledge).
• Confidence to demonstrate to the MAA that SRM is being undertaken effectively in your organisation.

Key areas of focus
This course explores the theoretical aspects of SRM (key principles, processes and terms) and the practical application of them in a live environment. It covers:

• Risk management principles
• The MAA regulatory framework and responsibilities specific to MAA RA 1210 and MAA RA 1205
• Interface management
• Practical workshop skills for Hazard / Threat Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction
• Cost Benefit Analysis
• ALARP and Tolerable – what these terms mean in practice
• Risk visualisation tools and models
• Management of Change
• The importance of the distinction between “Enterprise Risk” and “Safety Risk”

Is this course right for me?
This course is suitable for the following personnel operating within the defence-facing industry:

• Accountable Managers, Accountable Managers (Military Flying) – CFAOS Approvals and Post Holders wanting to understand their MAA SRM regulatory requirement and responsibilities
• Safety Managers, Risk Managers and Safety “teams” advising Accountable persons
• Safety Analysts
• Auditors and Investigators with a professional interest towards improving their familiarity with MAA SRM requirements to support of their assurance function

We recommend that you have attended our TS02 “Practical application of Safety Management Systems (SMS)” course or equivalent. Experience in role for at least 6 months in order to understand organisational context is also preferable but not essential.

Course details
Course format: This course can be delivered virtually or in-person on a site suitable t the client. It is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practice the application and evaluation of new processes and techniques.
Course level: Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 12 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.

Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between Risks, Hazards, Threats, Causes, Accidents, Causes etc.?

There is a vast array of terminology in use in Risk Management today, not all of which is helpful in identifying and communicating risk to accountable people, regulators, external stakeholders and employees. This course explains risk management language in a straight- forward, structured and functional way to help simplify the meaning and use of these terms.

What are the stages of effective risk management?

Baines Simmons applies a 5-step process to risk management, founded on the standards, recommended practices and regulations of ICAO and EASA but amalgamated with recognised risk management best practice across industry. This 5-step cycle has also been adopted by the MAA.

What tools are used within risk management to make these 5 steps work, and how are they applied?

This course teaches delegates how to correctly apply tools such as Bowtie, ARMS ERC, Cost Benefit Analysis, Hazard Risk Matrixes and others as part of a holistic approach to managing risk proactively and effectively.

How do we know when we’ve done enough to justify taking risks?

The most widely recognised criterion used to judge when an organisation has done enough to manage its risk is “As Low as Reasonably Practicable” or ALARP. This course explains the criterion of ALARP through Baines Simmons’ own “ALARP Flask”
model, and how to use it to build a robust ALARP argument for suitable and sufficient risk reduction effort.