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SMS Course

About the course

The SMS Course allows the client to establish a functional Safety Management System within ts operations, in accordance with ICAO Annex 19 SMS provisions and  industry requirements for personnel licensing, operation of aircraft and more. The SMS Course goal is to ensure safer operations and improved overall efficiency by managing organizational structure, staff accountabilities, policies and procedures.

This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Who should attend

Airline operations managers
Corporate and operational safety managers, analysts, coordinators
Quality managers

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of operational safety is required

Aspects covered

Develop, manage and monitor a SMS that fits within the scope of your operations

Make improvements to your operations that will prevent costly accidents, incidents and injuries to staff

Comply with industry requirements and improve your cooperation with regulatory authorities

Understand how to use the SMS as an effective management tool for safety performance and productivity

Use risk management tools to continually improve your safety performance

Course content

Safety regulations

  • Compliance and performance with ICAO SMS and state safety programs
  • SMS definition and the 4 pillars

Safety policy and objectives

  • Safety accountability and responsibilities
  • SMS documentation
  • Organizational system description

Safety risk management

  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Safety risk evaluation

Safety assurance

  • Safety assurance and ICAO SMS framework
  • Safety performance monitoring requirements

SMS – safety reporting

  • Managing a safety reporting program

SMS implementation

  • Phased approach
  • Rationale and justification