Safety Management Systems Risk Monitoring and Safety Performance Overview and Recurrent – 1 Day


What do we mean by an effective SMS?

It is not just about meeting the framework objectives it is about developing an integrated management system that, as well as ensuring the minimization of hazards and the associated risks, engages with the organization’s process and procedures in a way that supports efficiency and optimization to drive organizational improvement.

Periodically we should consider our Safety Management Systems in a more Holistic way to consider whether it is delivering the optimum benefit for our organization.

This 1-day course aims to provide a comprehensive review of the overall effectiveness of our SMS. by performing a review of the current Risk Monitoring and Safety Performance processes.

Delegates will undertake a detailed review of SMS within their organization and establish a detailed understanding of the current challenges and detailed opportunities to develop the system and improve effectiveness.

Maintaining an effective Safety Management System is far more challenging than many people realize.

The course is for persons who are currently familiar with ICAO SMS objectives. The course is intensive highly practical, and promotes best industry practices. The course is highly participative and stimulates involvement and provides powerful motivation.

Extensive use is made of group exercises, workshop activities, case studies, and feedback.

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

a) To be able to explain the organization’s SMS methodology related to Risk Mitigation.

b) To understand the mechanism whereby the Senior Management can demonstrate effective oversight and management of its risks.

c) To understand the meaning of “Top Down” Safety Management Systems – and what it means for business leaders.

d) To be able to actively engage in the involvement of all the staff in safety

e) To understand the methodology used to mitigate or control the potential “safety threats by assessing hazards and dealing with the associated risks ​

f) Understanding the need to provide Senior Management with full awareness of the key risks or exposures of the business

g) To develop the ability to Mitigate or control potential “safety threats.

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are actively involved in the management or Interaction of the organization’s SMS including Quality Audit Staff, Nominated Persons, and business process owners, as well as anyone with an interest to achieve an effective understanding of the SMS Hazard Identification & Risk Mitigation processes.​

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Contents
– SMS Introduction
– Abbreviations & Definitions
– Review of EASA – SMS Regulatory Obligations
– What is the Current Status of the SMS within our Organisation & where are the challenges?
– Hazards and Risk
– Measuring SMS Performance – The use of KPI and other Performance Indicators
– Investigation and Analysis Considering Risk and Exposure
– Internal reporting into our SMS – How Effective Is It?
– The link between the SMS and HF/ CRM
– SMS Developments and the Management of Change
– Developing and Managing an SMS Risk Register
– Data Gathering Techniques – evaluation of current and future practices
– Review and assessment of the Emergency Response Planning Process

Target groups

This course will be of very significant benefit to all persons with specific involvement in the organization’s SMS, It will also be of interest to Quality Audit staff and potential trainers who need to have the necessary competence to deliver effective courses in the organization.
Training Department Managers and other Training staff will also benefit from attendance at this course.


A background in an aviation environment together with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of SMS processes and procedures.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to present to the senior management team an SMS development plan which will continue to drive your organization’s SMS in a strong and positive direction.

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”


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 or Call + 359 28210806

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