The State Safety Policy for Ireland is signed by the Chief Executive and Director Safety Regulation Division in the IAA and issued as Appendix 1 to the State Safety Programme 2015
"The Irish Aviation Authority promotes and regulates the safety of aviation in Ireland. The IAA is committed to developing and implementing effective strategies, regulatory frameworks and processes to ensure that aviation activities under our oversight achieve the highest practicable level of safety. The IAA will provide sufficient financial support and skilled staff necessary to undertake our safety oversight and safety management responsibilities.
Conscious of the ultra-safe nature of the International Aviation System and of the sustained efforts of all stakeholders to maintain this high level of safety, the IAA embraces the philosophy and policy of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO) and the European Aviation Safety Agency, (EASA).
Reflecting these international standards and recommended practices the IAA will ensure the highest level of safety in the Irish aviation system. The IAA Safety Regulation Division (SRD) will aim to improve safety by adopting a data-driven and performance based approach to safety regulation and safety oversight activities, where appropriate, and, by identifying safety trends and adopting a risk-based approach to address areas of greater concern.
IAA SRD will monitor and measure the safety performance of our aviation system continuously through the State’s aggregate safety indicators as well as service providers’ safety performance indicators and will collaborate and consult with the aviation industry to address safety matters and continuously enhance aviation safety.
IAA SRD will be innovative in embracing predictive strategies encouraging all stakeholders to understand the benefits of good safety practices and a positive organisation safety culture, based on sound safety management principles. IAA SRD will foster and assist stakeholders in developing comprehensive Safety Management Systems, and will encourage safety information collection, analysis and exchange, amongst all relevant industry organisations and service providers in an environment of a just culture".
Chief Executive IAA