New! Risk Based Oversight & Surveillance

What is Risk Based Oversight?

Risk Based Oversight, or Performance Based Regulation as it is commonly known in the UK, is a system which compliments compliance based auditing to fully identify and understand risks, allowing for a better allocation of resource to directly influence and mitigate those conditions that threaten aviation safety the most.

Course Overview

Compliance based oversight is a good starting point for a regulator to understand an Entity or organisation, however, with more demands being placed on the aviation industry, compliance based oversight may no longer be enough to fully understand the aviation safety threats and risks that exist.

This Risk Based Oversight course will give delegates a foundation of the principles of a regulatory risk and performance based oversight system.

By the end of this course, delegates will demonstrate knowledge of the following through group discussion and syndicate exercises:

  • How to measure an Entity to determine baseline oversight levels.
  • Identification of the key components of a risk based oversight audit cycle.
  • The importance of the collaboration between the Entity oversight team members to fully determine the risk picture.
  • Analytical techniques used to produce safety performance indicators to monitor trends and identify risks
  • The fundamental principles of risk measuring and the importance it plays in RBO.
  • The concept of varying future oversight based on risk and performance profiles.

Upcoming course dates

Key Topics

Complexity triangles

  • Business rules
  • Baseline oversight

Audit Cycle

  • Site visits
  • Desktop Audits
  • Internal Review Meetings
  • Accountable Manager Meetings

Future Oversight Planning

Risk Communication

  • Risk recording
  • Risk Elevation
  • Resource to risk
  • Regulatory Safety Management System

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Auditor/Inspector
  • Sector Manager
  • Capability Heads
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)1293 768700

Useful Regulatory Information

Articles: The UK CAA’s journey to adopt risk-based surveillance

We have published some short articles that explore four important elements that the UK CAA believes are necessary to become an effective risk-based regulator.

CAP1184: The transformation to Performance-Based Regulation

In 2014, the UK CAA published CAP1184, detailing how the UK was transitioning to become a performance/risk-based regulator.  The UK industry fed back how it believed PBR would make the CAA more proportionate and targeted, and have a greater degree of commercial awareness and be more transparent about how money is spent.

Presentation: Opportunities of Risk-Based Surveillance (2018)

Download our presentation on risk-based surveillance that was presented at the ICAO Risk-Based Surveillance workshop in Lima, Peru.

Course Summary
  • Duration: 2-day course
  • LocationsLondon Gatwick
  • Price: £900.00 (VAT exclusive price)
Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who requires a generic overview of risk based surveillance principles.

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UK Locations

Our Mailing Address
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
T: +44 (0) 330 0224401

Our Registered Address
CAA House 45-59
Kingsway London

Malaysia Location

Malaysian Aviation Academy
Department of Civil Aviation
Jalan Pekeliling 2, 64050 Sepang
Selangor, Malaysia
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