Obs Sms Knowledge Check - Safety & Quality Training

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Please have the SMSM and your notes from the SMS training session with you to take the test. You will have a total of two attempts to pass the test by 70%. If you do not pass the test after two attempts you must take the SMS training again then retake the test.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Safety Management System is a safety program intended to supplement OBS safety programs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Recall from the SMS presentation:The SMS is NOT a safety program, its a decision making system.

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  • 2. 

    The SMS is becoming a standard throughout the aviation industry worldwide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    SMS rev002. General2.7 Introduction:2.7.1 The general definition of SMS is the formal top-down approach to managing safety risk, which includes a systematic approach to managing safety. It is an industry standard of safety that is driven by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) through various Civil Aviation Authorities.

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  • 3. 

    All OBS personnel have a role to perform in the SMS.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Recall from the SMS presentation:

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  • 4. 

    The SRM is the process OBS uses to manage, asses and control risk that is related to its employees and their activities.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    SMS rev005. Safety Risk Management-SRM5.1 Introduction5.1.1 The SRM is the process OBS uses to manage, assess and control risk that is related to its employees and their activities. The SRM provides a decision-making process for identifying hazards and mitigating risk based on a thorough understanding of OBS’s activities and its operating environment. The decision-making is regarding management acceptance of risk to operations. OBS uses this process to fulfill its commitment to consider risk in its activities and to reduce it to an acceptable level.

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  • 5. 

    All of the following are components of OBS SMS except:

    • A.

      Safety Policy.

    • B.

      Safety Management Risk.

    • C.

      Safety Quality Control..

    • D.

      Safety Promotion.

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety Quality Control..
    Explanation
    SMS rev003. Safety Management System Components Summary 3.1 Safety Policy - The safety policy is where organization sets objectives, assign responsibility, and set standards. It is also where management conveys it commitment to safety performance of the organization to its employees. For further details, see part 4 of this manual.3.2 Safety Risk Management (SRM) – The SRM component provides decision making process for identifying hazards and mitigating risk based on a thorough understanding of the organization’s system and their operating environment. SRM includes decision making regarding management acceptance of risk to operations. This component is the organization’s way of fulfilling its commitment to consider risk in their operations and to reduce it to an acceptable level. For further details, see part 5 of this manual.3.3 Safety Assurance (SA) - The SA provides the organization with the necessary processes to give confidence that the organization’s system is meeting safety objectives and that mitigation, or risk controls, developed under SRM are working. SA requires monitoring and measuring safety performance of operational processes and continuously improving the level of safety performance. For further details, see part 6 of this manual.3.4 Safety Promotions- (SP) – The SP is designed to ensure employees have solid foundation regarding their safety responsibilities, the organization’s safety policy and expectations, reporting procedures, and familiarity with risk controls.

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  • 6. 

    OBS personnel must report any unsafe condition and any safety violation observed or known about.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    SMS rev004. Safety Policy4.2 Safety Accountability and Authority4.2.6 OBS Personnel must report any unsafe condition and any safety violation observed or known about.

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  • 7. 

    The OBS SMS applies to all of the following except:

    • A.

      Equipment

    • B.

      Facilities

    • C.

      Employees

    • D.

      Customers

    Correct Answer
    D. Customers
    Explanation
    2.1 Applicability The SMS is applicable to all OBS Personnel and their activities and cover the following:2.1.1 Work scope.2.1.2 IFE maintenance.2.1.3 Facilities.2.1.4 Tools.2.1.5 Equipment.2.1.6 Vehicles.2.1.7 Process.2.1.8 Employees.2.1.9 Work environment and surrounding.2.1.10 Manuals/Documentation.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is an example of risk control.

    • A.

      Remote Diagnostic Kit

    • B.

      Avant

    • C.

      Safety Net

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety Net
    Explanation
    Safety Net is an example of risk control because it refers to a measure or system put in place to mitigate or minimize potential risks or hazards. In this context, a safety net can be a physical barrier, a set of procedures or protocols, or any other preventive measure that helps to prevent accidents, injuries, or other negative outcomes. By implementing a safety net, organizations or individuals can proactively identify and address potential risks, thus ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals or assets.

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  • 9. 

    Performing IFE maintenance work without CATD creates a non-compliance condition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Performing IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) maintenance work without CATD (Certified Avionics Technician Document) creates a non-compliance condition because CATD is a requirement for performing maintenance work on avionics systems. Without the proper certification, the maintenance work is not being performed by a qualified technician, which violates compliance regulations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 10. 

    The Safety Risk Management process begins with:

    • A.

      Risk Control

    • B.

      Hazard Identification

    • C.

      System Analysis

    • D.

      Risk Assesment

    Correct Answer
    C. System Analysis
    Explanation
    Reference 5.3

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  • 11. 

    A Safety Culture is not created or implemented.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Recall from the SMS presentation:A Safety Culture is not created or implemented it takes effort and time

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  • 12. 

    Select the all applicable objectives of the Safety Management System:

    • A.

      Promote early identification of safety hazards and risks.

    • B.

      Take proactive steps to reduce identified safety hazards and risk within all levels of OBS activities.

    • C.

      Encourages OBS personnel to promote and enhance safety culture to support SMS.

    • D.

      Establish and continually maintain an acceptable level of safety and compliance within OBS Organization.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Promote early identification of safety hazards and risks.
    B. Take proactive steps to reduce identified safety hazards and risk within all levels of OBS activities.
    C. Encourages OBS personnel to promote and enhance safety culture to support SMS.
    D. Establish and continually maintain an acceptable level of safety and compliance within OBS Organization.
    Explanation
    SMS rev002. General Continued2.6 Objectives of Safety Management System2.6.1 Promote early identification of safety hazards and risks.2.6.2 Take proactive steps to reduce identified safety hazards and risk within all levels of OBS activities.2.6.3 Encourages OBS personnel to promote and enhance safety culture to support SMS.2.6.4 Establish and continually maintain an acceptable level of safety and compliance within OBS Organization.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following mishaps must an employee report.

    • A.

      Maintenance error

    • B.

      Safety violation

    • C.

      Injury

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above mishaps must be reported by an employee. This includes maintenance errors, safety violations, and injuries. Reporting these mishaps is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, as it allows for proper investigation, analysis, and implementation of corrective measures to prevent future incidents. It also ensures that necessary medical attention and support are provided to the injured employee. By reporting all mishaps, employees contribute to a culture of transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement in workplace safety.

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  • 14. 

    Safety Management System is mandated by certain CAAs, select the appropriate answer

    • A.

      FAA

    • B.

      EASA

    • C.

      GACA

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All the above." Safety Management Systems (SMS) are mandated by certain Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) to ensure the safety of aviation operations. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the United States, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) in Europe, and GACA (General Authority of Civil Aviation) in Saudi Arabia are examples of CAAs that require the implementation of SMS. Therefore, all three options mentioned in the question are correct.

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  • 15. 

    Non-compliance may result from errors and violations.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    2.11 Non-Compliance

    2.11.3 Generally, non-compliance may result from two actions: Errors, and Violations.

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  • 16. 

    All levels of management and all employees at OBS are accountable for the delivery of the highest level of safety performance.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    4.2 Safety Accountability and Authority

    4.2.7 All levels of management and all employees at OBS are accountable for the delivery of the highest level of safety performance.

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  • 17. 

    The objective of safety communication is to assure that employees have current and pertinent safety information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    7.3 Safety Communication
    7.3.1 The objective of safety communication is to assure that employees have current and pertinent safety information.

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  • 18. 

    All of the following are SMS records except

    • A.

      SA output

    • B.

      MPD output

    • C.

      SRM output

    • D.

      Employees training records

    Correct Answer
    B. MPD output
    Explanation
    The given options are SA output, MPD output, SRM output, and Employees training records. The question asks for the exception, meaning the option that does not belong to the category of SMS records. SA output, SRM output, and Employees training records can all be considered as types of SMS records. However, MPD output does not fall under the category of SMS records.

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  • 19. 

    Which statement is the most accurate:

    • A.

      OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to established law.

    • B.

      OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to established law, company rules and customer’s procedures.

    • C.

      OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to the company rules.

    • D.

      OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to established law and customer’s procedures.

    Correct Answer
    B. OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to established law, company rules and customer’s procedures.
    Explanation
    4.2 Safety Accountability and Authority

    4.2.5 OBS Personnel shall be expected to perform their jobs as they were trained and according to established law, company rules and customer’s procedures.

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