Airside Safety Training– 3 Days


The airport is a busy and dynamic environment with many stakeholders who are all required to work in an integrated a seamless process to delver a strong, safe and robust system. With the introduction of EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014, EASA is creating a performance based regulatory environment for Aerodrome Operators and Operations.

Any Organisation operating on an aerodrome has a fundamental obligation to manage both aircraft safety and occupational health and safety with a demonstration of due diligence, managed to the highest standards.

This is an industry specific 3-day intensive program developed for all persons who are involved with the day to day management as well as those who are working within the environment. In addition, it will be appropriate for Quality Auditors and of interest to the senior management and executive team.

The training focuses on both ICAO as a core recommended practice and EASA as a developed regulatory environment, in all cases reference is made to best practice behaviors.

This course covers all subject matter to an initial level and is suitable and effective for new starters, It will also serve as an acceptable course for the purpose of recurrent and refreshment of “Airside Safety Training” for all personnel working on the airside.

This course ensures the fulfilment of a continuous safety approach across both the Airside Ramp, and Movement Areas.

What are the benefits – What will I learn?

a) Achieve an understanding of the integrated functioning of the airport operational processes and systems.

b) Achieve a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the multiple stakeholders who are involved in airside safety together with awareness of individual responsibilities.

c) Be able to consider and explain the various elements of the Airside Safety System including key strategies for dealing with safety risks and the importance of safety reporting.

d) Gain the competence to identify the key hazards which are typically found in an airside environment together with effective mitigations to reduce exposure

Who is the course for?

All Airport Managers, Nominated Persons and Business Process Owners, Safety Personnel, Operations Duty Managers and Supervisors. Compliance Management Staff, Handling Agents and Air Traffic Control.


Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customer.

The second is not only the fact that our prices are far more cost effective than our competitors it is that our discount program leaves all the others way behind – please do not take our word for it check it out! SAS Discount Program.

What Makes Sofema Aviation Service Airside Safety Training Course Different?

Our instructors are competent and well versed in the need to build regulatory and workplace understanding into a range of opportunities which may be used to take the organization forward, by delivering outcomes, identifying roles and responsibilities and agreed timelines.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with EASA Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimization of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiency and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

-Airside Safety Introduction


-Regulatory Background

-General Principles of the Management of Health and Safety Airside

-Safety Stakeholders, Roles and Responsibilities

-Assessing & Managing Risks within the Airport Environment

-The Role of Compliance Management within the Airside Environment

-Managing Airside Safety Audits & Inspections

-Ramp Human Factors

-Ramp Safety Operations

-Aircraft Marshalling

-Oversight and Management of Operational Areas

-Airside Safety Management Best Practices

-Runway Safety & Visual Aids Management

-Bird & Wildlife Hazard Management

-Adverse Weather & Low Visibility Operations

-Winter Operations

-Managing FOD

-Vehicle Operations & Airside Driving;

-Adverse Weather;

-Aircraft Marshalling;

-Incidents & Accidents;

-Managing Airside Emergency Response

Target groups

This course will be of very significant benefit to all persons with a specific involvement in Airside Operations.

Aerodrome Management and Operational Staff, Safety Managers, Quality Managers, Aerodrome Safety Personnel, Regulators and other Airside Safety take holders.

Learning Objectives

– Understand the techniques used to manage Airside safety
– Understand the purpose and methodology of Airside Compliance and SMS driven oversight
– Understand the process by which an integrated Airside Safety System should continue to develop within an Aerodrome Environment


3 Days – Each Training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call + 359 28210806

Sofema Aviation Services offers a flexible approach to developing all in-company training courses which are specific to the client’s needs. If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organisation please email

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