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Safety Management Systems

What is SMS?

SMS, or Safety Management Systems, is a formal method for managing safety with a focus on proactive risk mitigation. SMS builds on an organizations current safety program; is systematic, structured and data driven; requires senior leadership commitment; treats safety as a core value; and seeks to proactively mitigate hazards and their associated risks. In order for an SMS to be effective, it requires participation from employees at all levels within the organization.

The Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is in the process of launching SMS to aid our efforts of delivering a safe and customer friendly experience to all who work and visit the airport.

SMS  HAS FOUR MAIN COMPONENTS 1 Safety Policy, which includes Leadership commitment 2 Safety Risk Management, which includes formal  processes to assess hazards and their associated risks based on likelihood and severity 3 Safety Promotion, which is aimed at creating a  positive safety culture 4 Safety Assurance, which includes the ability  to report perceived hazards anonymously

Safety Policy Statement
Safety Reporting Policy
Safety Anonymous Reporting Portal



Mark Pliska, Safety Officer
Phone: 907-474-2582
Fairbanks International Airport
Attn: Safety Officer
6450 Airport Way, Suite 1
Fairbanks, AK 99709

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Fairbanks International Airport
6450 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709