Safety Management Systems Practical Implementation Guidance & Review – 2 Days


An ICAO compliant Safety Management System provides a mechanism to proactively seek, identify, quantify as well as mitigate risks and potential hazards which exist in the business. Moreover, it provides for a mechanism to deliver a safer working process and environment in every facet of your day to day business activities.

This course delivers a practical pathway to implement Safety Management System (SMS) within your organisation.

The course delivers an SMS implementation program which by focusing on 3 monthly fully achievable and measurable objectives will deliver a real and working SMS over an extended program lasting 2 years.

During the course we will consider the challenges and issues which need to be overcome and successfully addressed.

Why 2 Years?

Because this is a realistic time frame to genuinely deliver a real and working SMS across your business.

Further Background

An effective SMS is about identifying exposure to risk as felt by the entire business.

This 3 Day intensive training is based on compliance with ICAO Annex 19 and ICAO Doc 9859.

The course is highly participative and provides a full understanding of the various roles and responsibilities required to implement an effective SMS system.

The primary focus of the training is to support the delegates need to deliver effective management of safety including the process to measure risk and exposure and the development of mitigation strategies.

The course also recognises the importance of a “Top Down” approach to ensure the effective delivery of Each Program is confidential and fully interactive, A basic to working knowledge of SMS principles is an advantage in advance of the training.

Who is the course for?

Accountable Managers, Directors, Managers, Safety System Stakeholders. Competent Authority Regulators and Inspectors, Operations Directors, Managers, Supervisors. Quality and Safety Managers and Auditors.

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

a) Gain a detailed awareness of the philosophy of safety management

b) Be able to fully engage with the needs and benefits of SMS

c) Be able to deliver a continuous oversight of your organisations SMS

d) Understand Roles and Responsibilities related to the Effective Implementation of your SMS

e) Be able to engage with effective risk assessment and deliver effective root cause analysis

f) Be able to engage with and apply effective SMS auditing techniques

g) Understand the impact of safety culture human and organizational factors in SMS implementation

h) Be able to acquire and manage Data within the Organisational Environment

Why Should I choose Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services is a Regulatory Training and Consulting company with 45 years of commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since the start we have provided certificates to approx 20,000 delegates and we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers.

The second reason is a combination of outstanding course fees, together with a world beating discount program which leaves our competitors way behind – please do not take our word for it, check it out!

What Makes SAS Safety Management Systems Practical Implementation Guidance & Review –  2 Days Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 90’s as a JAR through to the transfer to EASA in 2003. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an EASA auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum including Initial and Continuing Airworthiness. Operations and Airports.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with Aviation Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should be! seeking opportunities to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

Day 1

General Introduction & Components of an SMS System

ICAO Introduction-Gap Analysis Benchmarking your SMS

Agreeing Ownership and Oversight Support.

SMS Implementation Process and Integration

SMS Non-Punitive Disciplinary Policies

SMS and Organisational Culture

SMS Training Requirements

Managing SMS related Competencies

Day 2

Developing Organisational roles in support or our Safety Management System, Action Groups, Safety Review Committee and the role of Safety Reps.

Incident & Accident Investigation

Implementing an Emergency Response Plan

Developing SMS Management and Supporting Documentation.

SMS Development & Integration within Aviation Quality Assurance

SMS Effective Marketing and Raising Awareness

Managing Time Constraints


A background understanding related to aviation safety is an advantage, specific SMS competencies are not essential.

Learning Objectives

– Understand the Evolution of Safety

– Understand the purpose and methodology of proactive SMS

– Be able to develop an effective process for the implementation of a fully compliant SMS

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services’ Trainings?

“Questions were welcomed and immediately answered.”
“The instructor made sure that every person understood the content of the course.”
“The presentation of the material was perfect.”
“The content was explained in detail.”
“The instructor stayed on one subject until it was cleared for everybody and then moved on”


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

SofemaAviation 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

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 2 821 0806

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