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.
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.
This training course will include the following topics:
- Enhancing safety performance
- Safety Policy & Objectives
- Risk Management
- Safety Assurance and Promotion
- Organisational Assessments in Practice
How to apply?
You can view, book and pay for our open access courses via our online booking system.
Alternatively, please contact our Training Team for more information.
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Useful Regulatory Information
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.
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.
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