|No matter what is regulatory, safety still rests with the operator.|
Mistakes reflect on organizational management and not on individual errors. In an organization with none or few mistakes, the leadership have conveyed their message clearly, ensured appropriate training and checking results. In an organization with many or frequent mistakes, excuses are applied to the processes and management do not approach, or accept mistakes with accountability.
|Parking next to an airstrip is not an honest mistake but calculated accountability.|
Recognizing organizations which do not apply the non-punitive accountability is simple. Without accountability, organizational errors are removed from management and transferred to an item, a person, a word, a sentence or simply ignored. Non-accountable organizations or organizations that apply non-punitive reporting as honest mistakes are recognized by their self-defense, and opinion of lack of regulatory requirements. These types of organizations don`t acknowledge that safety is operational.