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What is a Safety Management System?

A Safety Management System (SMS) within an organisation 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

Senior managers have a vital role to play in safety management. Although senior managers may not be directly involved with an organisation’s Safety Management System (SMS), without the full support of senior management filtering down from the top, an organisation may not be able to deliver the value and benefits of an effective SMS.

This course has been designed specifically to help senior managers develop the skills and knowledge required for safety leadership and to encourage a positive safety culture.

This is a one-day classroom course led by a UK CAA expert, where you will start to put your safety leadership skills into practice through discussion and group activities, along with face-to-face presentation.

This course is suitable for Accountable Managers and other senior management roles in an aviation organisation.

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Key Topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Overview of a Safety Management System and what is needed to develop and maintain one
  • The SMS regulatory framework – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA)
  • Creating a positive safety culture
  • The benefits of senior manager’s involvement in SMS
  • Practical tools to actively engage in your SMS
  • The Regulator’s assessment of the senior management role within the SMS
  • Assessing overall effectiveness of the SMS
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.

T. +44 (0)330 0224401
E. training@caainternational.com

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.

Course Summary
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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for senior managers working in the Aviation Industry who require an overview of Safety Management Systems to fulfil their role in contributing to safety.

Tangible benefits have been identified by Safety Managers, Quality Managers and other senior managers within Industry and Regulatory Authorities.

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Tailored Training

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.

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