Safety Management Systems Risk Monitoring and Safety Performance Overview and Recurrent – 2 Days


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 2-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.

Who is the Course for?

It is for persons who are actively involved in the management or Interaction or 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.​

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.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– SMS Introduction
– Abbreviations & Definitions
– Review of EASA – SMS Regulatory Obligations
– Review of SMS Regulatory Obligations UAE GCAA CAR X
– SMS Overview & Root Cause
– What is the Current Status of the SMS within our Organisation & where are the challenges?
– How We Measure and Categorize Risk
– Developing and Managing an SMS Risk Register
– Introduction to Safety Performance Indicators
– Measuring SMS Performance – The use of KPI and other indicators
– What is the Current Status of SMS Occurrence Reporting Within Your Organisation & Where are the Challenges?
– Recognition and Ongoing Management of Threats
– Investigation and Analysis Considering Risk and Exposure
– Assessing SMS Communication Tools
– The link between the Safety Office, QA, and HF/ CRM training
– SMS Developments and the Management of Change
– Data Gathering Techniques – evaluation of current and future practices
– Practical Understanding of the Role of Root Cause
– 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 delivered the course very clearly.”
“Very good knowledge of the instructor.”
“Very useful examples.”
“The presentation was perfect.”
“Excellent knowledge of the instructor.”
“All subjects were effective.”  


2 days – Each Training day 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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