ATO Safety Management System Training Course – 2 Days


The introduction of Regulation (EU) 965/2012 saw the formalization of requirements for Safety Management Systems in ATOs.

This course was developed aimed specifically at Air Operators required to implement the new regulatory requirement, as opposed to other courses which handle SMS requirements in a more general manner with no specific applicability to the Air Operator environment.

Who is the course for?

The course is made for individuals working within the air traffic control industry or those involved in aviation safety management. It is typically targeted at air traffic controllers, safety managers, aviation supervisors, safety officers, and other personnel responsible for safety-related functions within the Air Traffic Organization or aviation organizations.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

The training is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of safety management principles and practices in the context of air traffic control operations. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement effective safety management systems in the air traffic control environment.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Requirements of Safety Management Systems in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) 216/2008
– Requirements of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in ORO.GEN
– Related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Materials (GM)
– Requirements of Emergency Response Plan (ERP) in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) 216/2008
– Requirements of an ERP in ORO.GEN
– Related Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Materials (GM)
– Fundamentals of Risk Likelihood, Severity, Tolerability, Mitigation, and ALARP concepts

Target Groups

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the implementation, running or ongoing management of a Safety Management System within an Air Operator environment.

This course is also intended for anyone else wishing to undertake a role within the SMS or ERP of an ATO. It may also be suitable for any other individuals connected with any other aviation organization who wish to expand their knowledge of the functioning of aviation systems (the SMS basic requirements are similar in most spheres of European Aviation).


It is recommended that participants have at least a basic understanding of the principles behind Air Operator management systems however this is not essential.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, it is anticipated that participants with average aptitude will be competent to undertake a role in the management of and/or an operational role within the SMS of an Air Operator.


This course runs for 2 days when combined with either the Compliance Monitoring System or related Regulation Training Course or 2.5 days as a stand-alone course. Course commences at 09:00 and ends at 17:00 with a lunch break of 1 hour and coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon.

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

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