Safety Management (Advanced) – Evaluating Effectiveness

Safety Management (Advanced) – Evaluating Effectiveness

2-day course | London Gatwick & In-company
  • Learn how to assess the effectiveness of an organisation’s SMS
  • Know how to improve your SMS to make it more effective
  • Explore the latest developments in SMS
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24/09/2019 London Gatwick £900.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is a Safety Management System?

A Safety Management System (SMS) within any organization provides a systematic approach to managing safety. For an SMS to be effective, there must be the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, responsibilities, policies and procedures.  An effective SMS should enable an organization to identify hazards, assess risks and can be the mechanism to continuously improve safety performance.

Course Overview

In our Safety Management Systems (SMS) Principles and Applications course, you will have learnt how to implement and assess a basic SMS. Building on those foundations, in this advanced course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to competently evaluate the effectiveness of an organisation’s SMS.

This course draws on the ICAO SMS Framework, EASA OR.GEN.200 Rules and UK CAA SMS Guidance Material, along with case studies, experiences and observations from the UK CAA’s current oversight activities. You will benefit from the latest thinking on SMS, examples of best practice and the latest regulatory changes and policies towards SMS, delivered by UK CAA experts.

This training course is highly interactive and uses group activities and discussion to help develop your Safety Management skills.

Our Bahrain courses are delivered in cooperation with the Gulf Aviation Academy. Please visit the GAA website for upcoming dates.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for regulatory personnel within a National Aviation Authority (NAA) / Government Department and for Safety Managers or those within a similar role who want to assess the effectiveness of their own SMS, as well as that of their contracted organisations.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Enhancing safety performance
  • Safety Policy & Objectives
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Assurance and Promotion
  • Organisational Assessments in Practice

Course objectives

By the end of this course delegates will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of how to assess the effectiveness of an organisation’s SMS and will gain the ability to evaluate their third-party suppliers where applicable.


Delegates should have a basic knowledge of Safety Management Systems and the ICAO SMS Framework (ICAO Doc 9859).

It is recommended that delegates have attended the Safety Management Systems (SMS) – Principles & Applications course prior to attending the Advanced Safety Management course.

Further reading

UK CAA CAP 795 Safety Management Systems (SMS) Guidance for Organisations
This document provides guidance on the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS). It has been developed to give sufficient understanding of SMS concepts to implement and maintain an effective SMS. It reflects and meets the requirements of ICAO Annex 19 and EASA Management System Implementing Rules.

ICAO Safety Management Manual (SMM)
Provide Member States with guidance on the development and implementation of a State Safety Programme (SSP), in accordance with the International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)

ICAO Annex 19 “Safety Management”
ICAO Annex 19 was published in 2013 and outlines the safety management responsibilities of Member States, service providers within those States, and international general aviation operators conducting operations of large or turbojet airplanes.

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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Advanced Safety Management (SMS) - Evaluating for Effectiveness 24/09/2019 25/09/2019 London Gatwick £900.00 More than 5 places Book
Class Advanced Safety Management (SMS) - Evaluating for Effectiveness 24/03/2020 25/03/2020 London Gatwick £900.00 More than 5 places Book

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