Safety Management Systems Refresher Training
1-day course | Virtual Training
- Learn the latest ICAO and EASA changes to SMS requirements
- Explore the latest CAA SMS tools and procedures
- Understand how Human Factors is embedded into SMS
What is a Safety Management System?
A Safety Management System (SMS) within any aviation organisation provides a systematic approach to managing safety. For an SMS to be effective, there must be the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, responsibilities, policies and procedures. An effective SMS should enable an organisation to identify hazards, assess risks and can be the mechanism to continuously improve safety performance.
This course is designed to provide Safety Management Systems (SMS) refresher training to regulatory inspection staff and industry safety managers to reflect recent SMS regulatory changes and to share lessons learnt. As SMS understanding and implementation continues to evolve the CAA SMS evaluation tools and processes have also been updated. This includes increasing the focus on Human Factors as part of an organisation’s SMS evaluation.
This course is suitable for regulatory inspectors engaged in SMS oversight and safety managers or those performing SMS assessments that would like to refresh their knowledge on SMS and SMS regulations.
This training course will include the following topics:
- SMS issues and challenges
- EASA and ICAO SMS updates (Annex 19 2nd edition and Doc 9859 SMM 4th edition)
- Changes to CAA SMS tools and procedures
- What to look for in an effective SMS
To provide regulatory staff and safety managers or those working in a safety team with an update on regulatory changes including updates to ICAO SMS regulations and guidance and EASA changes to implementing rules. It will also provide updates on CAA SMS evaluation tools and oversight processes.
Delegates attend a one-day classroom course facilitated by a UK CAA SMS expert. With a combination of presentations, open discussions and case studies it provides an opportunity to discuss SMS implementation and oversight challenges and the sharing of lessons learnt.
By the end of this course delegates will demonstrate an understanding of the following:
- Recent regulatory changes to SMS requirements and guidance material
- What to look for to assess the ‘effectiveness’ of an SMS.
- Changes to the CAA SMS evaluation tools
- Management of change evaluation tool
- How Human Factors is embedded into an SMS
Prior knowledge of SMS assessment and the CAA SMS Evaluation Tool (through formal training or on-the-job training).
This course is not suited to those with no prior knowledge of SMS (instead recommend: SMS Principles and Application and/or Advanced SMS: Evaluating for Effectiveness)
Meet your Instructors
This course can only be attended virtually online. At present, this course is not delivered in-person at one of our training venues.
- Instructor-Led Virtual Course: Enjoy the flexibility of attending this training remotely from your home or office with our live virtual course. Engage in interactive learning from anywhere in the world. We usually use WebEx or Zoom for our virtual courses.
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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.
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