Despite Covid-19 Related Drop in Flying
Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2020 – ARC Safety Management has seen an overall 6% increase in form submissions through its ARCreport module from January through October as compared to the same time period last year despite a Covid-19 related decrease in flying. Operators were employing their SMS and digital management systems at higher levels even while not flying, illustrating operators are increasingly integrating SMS throughout their operations.
“Although we saw an almost 70% decrease from January to April in form submissions directly related to flights, there was a more than 130% increase in forms related to risk analysis, operational change, and training,” said ARC Safety Management CEO Mark Baier. “This year operator’s have really seen how data and digital management systems can help them make and communicate decisions to their teams better even in times of reduced flying.”
ARCreport can cover events including Incidents and Hazards, ASAP, Safety and Service, Deviations, Training, Change Management, and also Custom Forms. It eliminates the need for emails, spreadsheets, and binders, since the system automatically organizes, communicates, stores and processes data digitally. In the most recent update to the software, a notable new functionality is the ability to create custom tags, such as aircraft, operation type, weather, health, etc. This tagging feature allows organizations to customize the data being captured by reports and forms so they can analyze what makes sense for their specific operation. Additional upcoming ARC updates will take full advantage of this new feature by allowing organizations to create custom reports based on the tags created.
The tagging system was developed out of ARC Safety Management’s continued belief that SMS should be specific to each operator. This kind of customization makes the reporting system unique to an operator and allows them to get true value out of their SMS.
ARCreport is available on the ARC app so subscribers can work on reports on the go, even when Wi-Fi is not available.