Risk Management & Root Cause for EASA Regulatory Authorities – 1 Day


This 1 Day course is focused on the regulatory oversight and auditing of Risk Management and Root Cause practices within EASA-compliant organizations.

The course considers how to engage with the process of “Risk Management” and how to perform effective “Root Cause” The training also considers best practices compliance with ICAO and references the risk-based approach to the principles of auditing found in ISO 19011-2018.

The delegate will consider in-depth Compliance Management Auditing of Root Cause, as well as raise an understanding of the difference related to the root cause process and methodology within the Quality System (QMS).

Throughout the course, the focus is on the effective identification of root cause analysis together with the promotion of positive action.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for personnel working in regulatory authorities under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

What are the benefits of attending this training?

a) Understand the various techniques for engaging with Risk-Based Auditing
b) Increase the effectiveness of the regulatory process but understanding techniques for assessment of Auditee’s Root Cause & RCA Competence
c) Attend a course that has been designed with a specific focus related to your role of a Regulatory Authority auditor
d) Achieve a comprehensive understanding related to the process of regulatory audit or Risk Based Quality Assurance and Root Cause Analysis
e) Provide a standard approach that delivers consistency across a range key of business areas
f) Be able to add system value by providing the approval holder with a clear understanding of non-conformities

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

-General Introduction
-Practical Understanding of the Role of Root Cause
-Root Cause Basics –What is the Root Cause and what are Contributory Factors
-What is Risk? Basic Review
-Considerations Related to ISO 19011 -Identifying Risk in Aviation Audits
-Consider the Exposure Related to Potential Risk Areas
-Processes for Validation EASA Root Cause Analysis –How to correctly Identify
-How to Ensure Effective Competence related to RCA
-Root Cause –Understanding the Different Roles Between Quality & Safety
-Is Human Error in Aviation an Acceptable Outcome as a Root Cause
-Advanced Root Cause Analytical Procedures –Techniques to determine RC
-Proposing a Corrective Action Plan to Ensure Effective Mitigation of the Identified Exposure

Target groups

This course is designed to accommodate Regulatory Authority (Competent Authority) Auditors and all persons who are stakeholders in the objective to deliver effective audits across the aviation business process.


A background or understanding of Aviation Audit is an advantage but not essential.

Learning Objectives

To consider the process of assessment related to Risk Based competencies and Root Course Analysis Techniques throughout Industry.

To understand the purpose and process of ensuring effective Risk Based Auditing and Root Cause Analysis

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

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“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


1 Day – Each training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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

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