Reporting

Confidential Reporting - Have your say

The ATSB has posted, today, a discussion paper and set of draft regulations covering its confidential reporting system. You can have your say on the proposals with submissions accepted until the 16th December 2011. Comments, questions etc. can be sent to repconreform@atsb.gov.au. The discussion paper covers the 'no-blame' and 'just culture' approaches to reporting systems - no, they are not the same. These are concepts I'm very keen to research more, so stayed tuned - don't hold your breath though, its pretty hectic over here right now but I will try to post a few more things this week.

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Aerodrome Reporting - in a Flowchart

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Aerodrome Reporting Flowchart - Landscape - v0.2 I like to sit at my computer and draw things, despite the fact that I'm no artist. A couple of weeks ago, I thought I would have a go at putting the various aerodrome reporting requirements, the procedures you might find in that section of the aerodrome manual, into a flowchart to help out anyone who is a bit confused by the various requirements.

It's not easy to get your head around the multitude of requirements especially when a small sentence in some other chapter of the Manual of Standards Part 139 might trigger a whole set of other requirements. To help keep the situation clear, I also added in the Transport Safety Investigation Act requirements, well some of them anyway.

So, I hope this flowchart helps - if not, let me know in the comments below.

Update - with the kind help of fellow Aerodrome Inspectors Darren Angelo and Danny Eatock, I've made a few changes to the flowchart. I hope they may it clearer. Let me know.