The gap analysis is a very important SMS implementation plan activity conducted in Phase 1 of the ICAO SMS Implementation Plan. What is truly interesting is how aviation service providers can also integrate their gap analysis checklist reports to demonstrate continous improvement for later stages of the ICAO SMS implementation. During Phase 4 of the ICAO SMS implementation, aviaiton service providers focus on the development safety performance indicators, performance targets, and monitoring continuous improvement.
SMS Pro™ provides free SMS gap analysis checklists to aviaiton service providers. SMS Pro™ has three pre-defined SMS gap analysis checklist templates that can be used right out of the box.
Using SMS Pro's Free Gap Analysis Checklist Templates
Operators perform an initial gap analysis when they first start their SMS implementation in Phase 1. The gap analysis also serves as an educational tool that reveals requirements to aviaiton safety managers.
After completing two gap analyses using SMS Pro's free gap analysis checklist tool, a chart graphically displays the performance of each SMS element on a timeline. Of course, as years pass, the timeline grows.
Remember that SMS Pro™ free gap analysis tools allow operators to satisfy regulatory requirements for the ICAO SMS Implemantation Plan's phases 1 and 4. This activity will also support FAA, Transport Canada, IS-BAO and EASA SMS requirements.