Bird Strike Committee Proceedings


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Presented at 2011 Bird Strike North America Conference, September 12-15, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.


Copyright 2011 Wayne Clifton


Objectives for Today

Goal: to provide an overview of the Risk Assessment process used to develop the wildlife risk assessment

Today’s presentation will focus on:

  • What is Risk and Risk Assessment?
  • What are our Risks and Controls?
  • How do we do Risk Management?

SMS - Risk Assessment / Management Process

Safety Risk Management Process Steps:
Step 1- Describe the system – Identify the safety significant activity;
Step 2- Identify the hazards;
Step 3 - Determining the risk;
Step 4- Assess and analyzing the risk;
Step 5 -Treating the Risk
Step 6 - Managing the Risk
“The manner in which SMS improves safety is by proactively managing risk.” (JAA Safety Management System Manual)

Risk and Risk Factors

Risk is the Product of Two Factors:

  • Likelihood
  • Severity