The sole objective of occurrence reporting is the prevention of accidents and incidents and not to attribute blame or liability.
“Just culture” means a culture in which front-line operators or other persons are not punished for actions, omissions or decisions taken by them that are commensurate with their experience and training, but in which gross negligence, wilful violations and destructive acts are not tolerated.
One key to the successful implementation of Regulation (EU) 376/2014 is to attain a “just culture” reporting environment within aviation organisations, regulators and investigation authorities. This effective reporting culture depends on how those organisations handle blame and punishment.
A ‘just culture’ should encourage individuals and organizations to report safety-related information. It should not, however, absolve individuals of their normal responsibilities. In this context, employees and contracted personnel should not be subject to any prejudice on the basis of information provided pursuant to Regulation (EU) 376/2014.
In order to raise the just culture awareness, we encourage you to ensure that any personal data contained in the reports is deleted before reports are sent to the Macedonian Civil Aviation Agency.