Aviation System Risk Assessment and Management of Change Workshop – 2 Days


This course is offered as both a recurrent training as well as to enable existing Aviation Stakeholders an opportunity to upskill and engage with a Risk-Based Analysis Process and Management of Change Safety Management System.

EASA is increasingly focusing on the introduction of Performance (Risk) Based Regulation (PBR) as a complement to a Prescriptive (Compliance Based) Regulation.

With the goal of ensuring the best allocation of resources to both understand the risk facing the business together with the development of appropriate mitigations. Organizations need to consider Risk as a component of Change Management Decisions.

Consider the fundamental elements of a Risk-Based Oversight Program together with the value of measuring the organizational effectiveness to meet the objective of driving performance improvements.

Understand best practices for carrying out risk assessments of identified hazards avoiding common pitfalls. How to implement a risk assessment process within the Management of Change Activities.

Concerning the Management of Change

The management of change should be a documented process to identify the external and internal changes that may have an adverse effect on safety. It should make use of the operator’s existing hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation processes.

  • AMC1 ORO.GEN.200(a)(1);(2);(3);(5) Management system states the following:

-The operator should manage safety risks related to a change. The management of change should be a documented process to identify external and internal changes that may have an adverse effect on safety. It should make use of the operator’s existing hazard identification, risk assessment, and mitigation processes.

  • AMC1 ORO.GEN.200(a)(3) Management system states the following:

-The management of change. The operator should manage safety risks related to a change.

Who is the course for?

The course is made for personnel involved in risk assessment and the management of change within the aviation industry. It is particularly beneficial for safety managers, risk managers, aviation regulators, and personnel responsible for implementing and overseeing safety management systems (SMS) and operational changes within aviation organizations.

What are the Benefits of Attending this Training?

a) Understand how the management of change work
b) Understand the various techniques for building a Risk-Based Management System
c) Learn how to interpret findings in the context of Risk.
d)Consider different risk assessment models’ advantages and disadvantages
e)Gain a fundamental understanding of the principles to be found within a regulatory risk and performance-based oversight system.
f) Develop a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities related both to the Compliance Oversight and Risk-Based Oversight systems.
g) Understand the management of Performance Standards and how they may be developed within your organization.
h) Understand how to assess the effectiveness of an EASA Management System
i) Consider the does and don’ts of Aviation Risk-Based Performance and Change Management Best Practices –what works Best –Why & How?

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

EASA Risk-Based Oversight Introduction
Abbreviations & Definitions
Understanding the Nature of Risk in the Aviation System
Key Components and Challenges of an EASA Aviation Risk-Based Oversight System
Regulatory Risk and Performance-Based Oversight Fundamentals
Considering EASA Recommendations Related to Aviation Risk-Based Oversight
Business Risk Change Management Principles
How to Perform Risk Profiling
Using SPI’s SPTs and KPIs as a Measure of the progress of change.
Categories of Risk to be Considered Related to Risk-Based Audit
Risk-Based Internal Audit Methodology Compared to Traditional Audit Approaches
Organization Data Capture and Data Analysis Process Considerations
Roles and Responsibilities Related to Risk Communication
Workshop Activity to Identify Challenges
• Culture
• Commitment
• Constraints
• Other Aspects?

Day 2

– EASA 6-Step Risk Assessment Process
ICAO 5 x 5 Risk Assessment Advantages & Disadvantages
Using Bow Tie Techniques as Part of Risk-Based Management System
Understand the ARMS Methodology
Auditing the Management of Change Process for Effectiveness
Considering the Role of the Risk Register
Risk Management Software – Developing a Specification
Exercise to Perform Risk Assessment for a given business
• Maint/ CAMO
General Debrief and Review Assessment Reports

Target groups

This Course is suitable for Competent Authority Members, Existing Quality & Safety Managers & Auditors as well as other stakeholders interested in the functioning of Risk Based Oversight & Management of Change


A background understanding related to aviation Quality and Safety is Necessary to fully engage with this training as well as an awareness of Basic Risk Management Principles

Learning Objectives

Achieve a full understanding of the key components within a risk-based oversight audit program.

• Understand the different techniques used to consider Risk within the Business
• Be able to engage with the principles of risk Measurement & Mitigation
• Be Able to explain the process of Change Management

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“This training offers very good explanations of difficult topics.”
“All aspects were useful, and the examples were great.”
“This training helped me to develop some new skills.”
“The instructor is very resourceful and intelligent.”
“Having visual material helps a lot in the learning process.”


2 Days –To commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

If you would like additional information concerning how course content may be configured to be more appropriate for your organisation please email team@sassofia.com

To register for this training, please email team@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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