Safety Management Systems for Small Organisations – Blended Training Course

30 minutes e-Learning and 4 hours Virtual Classroom
  • Learn how safety management is applied in a small organisation
  • Explore how an effective SMS can contribute to the organisation’s business
  • Develop skills needed to build and maintain a simple but effective SMS
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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.

Course Overview

In recognition of the challenges facing smaller organisations, this training course has been developed to focus on the principles of a Safety Management System (SMS) in the context of a small aviation organisation. The 4 hour course will be delivered by a subject matter expert that has been involved internationally in developing guidance material for small organisations. A short e-learning course will be provided to prepare participants for the virtual training course delivered as an interactive webinar. It includes guidance and tools to help you to build and maintain an effective SMS suitable for a small organisation in order to meet UK CAA, ICAO and EASA requirements.

This course is suitable for those staff involved in the development and management of the SMS such as Safety Managers, Accountable Managers and Quality Management / Compliance Monitoring Managers within small complex and non-complex organisations. In addition, key managers and post-holders who play an important role in contributing to safety would benefit from attending.

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Principles of a Safety Management System
  • Designing your SMS
  • Documenting your SMS
  • Introduction and roll out of your SMS
  • Making your SMS effective
  • Question and answer session

By the end of the course the delegates will demonstrate an understanding of how safety management is applied in a small organisation through practical exercises and group discussions:

  • Recognise the benefits of having an effective SMS and how this can contribute to the organisation’s business
  • The skills needed to build and maintain a simple but effective safety management system
  • Understand the value of improving the safety culture of your organisation and the establishment of a just culture to meet the EU 376/2014 regulation.

Delegates will be provided with a short e-learning course that can be completed in their own time in preparation for the course

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Additional Information

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.

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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