EASA Safety Management System (SMS) Introduction and Awareness – 1 Day


A safety Management System (SMS) is a proactive management system that focuses on improved levels of operational safety beyond regulatory minimums by treating safety as an integrated element of the organization’s core management system.

With SMS we have a set of regulations, which allow the Industry to establish best-practice that fits different cultures and place the main emphasis and duty on improving safety performance. This requires a real “team effort” as regulators and airlines are all part of one large system. Working as a team it will be possible to improve an already highly impressive safety record and allow organizations to conduct more of their own oversight and assurance.

This 1-day training course is perfect to introduce your employees to your safety management system and how they can meet their obligations within the organization. How to develop an understanding of the organization’s responsibility and to consider the roles and responsibilities of the key managers and executives. How everyone can play a role in assisting to support and deliver a strong SMS system.

In addition, we should understand the opportunities presented by SMS as a “Management System” which can be used to improve and develop the business as well as optimize for risk exposure.

Attendees will be provided with a detailed understanding of the core attributes of an outstanding World Class Safety Management System.

Who is the course for?

The course is for aviation professionals, including managers and staff, who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of safety management principles and practices as per EASA regulations. The course provides participants with an overview of SMS concepts, frameworks, and implementation strategies to enhance safety culture and mitigate risks in the aviation industry.

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

a) Be able to explain the concept of SMS and what it can deliver to the organization

b) Understand the role of Safety Culture within an SMS Environment

c) Explain how Safety Risks are Managed Proactively

d) Understand the benefits of integration of SMS within the Organisations Management System

e) Achieve the ability to fully engage with your organisation’s SMS

f) Meet and exceed all regulatory obligations related to the basic training of SMS

Detailed Content / Topics (the following subjects will be addressed)

SMS Terms

ICAO Annex 19 & Components of an SMS System

General Introduction

The Evolution of Safety Thinking

Sharing our SMS Understandings

Aviation Safety Management System Implementation Challenges

Safety Accountabilities

SMS Commitment

EASA SMS Introduction


SMS and Organisational Culture – Discipline and Just Culture

Hazard Management & Risk Assessment Processes Fundamentals

Delivering an Effective SMS

SMS Management of Change

Developing SMS Management and Supporting Documentation

Introduction to Emergency Response Planning

Effective Marketing and Raising Awareness

General Debrief and Questions

Target Groups

This course is aimed at all employees at every level including accountable executives and provides an introduction to a fully compliant SMS.


A background in an aviation environment is an advantage but not essential

Learning Objectives

After this Training attendees will:

– Fully understand the ICAO SMS Requirements and the intent behind them.

– Understand SMS concepts and principles.

– Develop ideas to improve the quantity and quality of safety data collected.

– Understand the usefulness and limitations of Risk Assessment methods, Clearly understand the options available, and their effectiveness, for reducing and eliminating risk.

– Develop ideas on how to improve Risk Reduction processes in their own company.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated a very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


1 Day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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


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