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'Safety has always been our top priority at Gulfstream, and I commend all of our employees, especially those in Sales and Marketing, for embracing it,' said
An SMS is an organized approach to managing safety and airworthiness. It includes proactive hazard and incident reporting, hazard assessments, a robust investigation process, a consistent and just disciplinary process, open communications and inclusive participation by everyone in the organization. The move to bring Sales and Marketing under the Gulfstream SMS umbrella is in line with the company's goal to have the entire corporation operate under an SMS.
'Having a standard and consistent approach to managing risks helps us enhance what we're already doing: delivering and servicing the safest possible aircraft for our customers,' said Neal. 'Sales and Marketing employees aren't on the manufacturing floor installing rivets, but they do go on aircraft ramps with customers, walk through the manufacturing plant and travel around the world. If they see a potential hazard, this system gives them a voice and the tools to report it, which benefits the entire company, no matter what organization they work in.'
Gulfstream Appleton was the company's first business unit to test and implement the corporate SMS program, in
'We are committed to sustaining a safety culture that supports our SMS,' said
Along with the implementation of the Sales and Marketing SMS, Gulfstream has developed teams that focus on SMS activities, including the
Gulfstream also provides employees an easy and, if preferred, anonymous way to report a hazard or near miss. Q-Pulse is an electronic documentation system where employees can submit a report online. It augments the SMS program by eliminating waste and rework, making the problems visible and electronically managing the process.
Gulfstream's SMS framework exceeds the SMS requirements outlined by the
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