New QA/QC Fact Sheet Available: Relief from Position
Thursday, March 08, 2012
The National Safety Committee this week released a new fact sheet in support of our ongoing effort to explain new processes that were rolled out with the new safety orders and MOUs on Jan. 30.
The new fact sheet is entitled, “Controller Relief / Restriction From Operational Position(s): What Changed Under the New Orders/MOUs?” From the fact sheet:
“The policies and requirements that governed a controller’s relief from position was amended as part of the changes that provide a foundation to moving away from event driven, reactive safety management, and towards processes that focus on the system versus individuals.”
The fact sheet outlines relief and/or restriction from position after an occurrence, as well as ATSAP provisions.
To see the full fact sheet, please click HERE.
NATCA has worked to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the Quality Control (QA/QC) topic for members. The bottom line on the topic is the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) has moved to a more systemic view of safety within the National Airspace System (NAS) and places more value on discovering why adverse safety occurrences happen. It also identifies risks rather than determining who was at fault. ? ?
The Safety Management System (SMS) model provides for a more measured and systemic approach to safety risk analysis. Quality Control is a key component of this system.
NATCA, led by the Safety Committee, is committed to helping its members understand everything about this new systemic approach. We have set up special sections on both our natcamembers.org Web site and new NATCA Mobile Web site go.natca.org about QA/QC.
These Web sites include safety orders and MOUs that are the foundation of this initiative.
To access our QA/QC page on the natcamembers.org Web site, please click HERE. To access the content using your mobile device, please click HERE.