Safety Management Systems SMS For Aerodromes – ICAO – 3 Days

Introduction –

The airport is a busy and dynamic environment with many stakeholders required to integrate into a unified SMS process. 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.

This intensive 3 Day course focuses on the effective development of an Aerodrome, EASA Compliant Safety Management System. Understanding the roles and responsibilities of developing and implementing process procedures and policies.

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.

Benefits of Attending This Training

Gain an awareness of the philosophy of safety management.

Be able to explain the needs and benefits of SMS.

Be able to deliver a SMS gap analysis process within the aerodrome system.

Understand the application of SMS within the aerodrome environment.

Understand Roles and Responsibilities related to the Effective Implementation of an Airport SMS.

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

Be able to engage with and apply effective SMS auditing techniques.

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

Be able to acquire and manage Data within the Aerodrome Environment.

Who is the training for?

Anyone who works an airport environment.

Including the following –

Competent Authority Regulators and Inspectors, Aerodrome Operations Directors, Managers, Supervisors. Quality and Safety Directors and Auditors.

Why Should I choose SAS for the training?

Sofema Aviation Services a Regulatory training and consulting company with 45 years commercial aviation experience and 10 years operational experience. Since we started we have provided certificates to approx 15,000 delegates we have grown for 2 primary reasons!

The first is that we are professional and we listen to our customers. Please visit our download area as an example of how we engage with our customer.

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What Makes Safety Management Systems SMS For Aerodromes ICAO – 3 Days Different

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations, from the introduction in the early 90’s. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an 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 requirement. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should see an opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed –

– Contents
– Definitions and Abbreviations
– The Evolution of Safety Thinking
– ICAO Annex 14 Regulatory Requirements
– Introducing Annex 19
– Aerodrome SMS Regulatory Requirements
– Review existing Airport SMS – Case Study
– Implementing a compliant SMS
– Developing the Aerodrome SMS Manual
– SMS Implementation Process and Integration – Gap Analysis
– Managing Risk Assessment
– Root Cause Introduction
– Root Cause Management & Mitigation
– Human Factors & Safety Culture
– Airside Compliance Monitoring, Audits and Inspections
– Emergency Procedures
– Airside Health & Safety
– Incident & Accident Investigation
– Training & Competency

Target groups –

Aerodrome Management and Operational Staff, Safety Managers, Quality Managers, Aerodrome Safety Personnel. Regulators and Airport SMS Stakeholders.

Pre-requisites –

A background in an airport environment is an advantage, specific SMS competencies are not essential.

Learning Objectives –

– Understand the Evolution of Safety

– Understand the purpose and methodology of proactive SMS

– Understand the process by which an SMS should work within an Aerodrome Environment

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

– Understand the Role of Safety Auditing and the difference between Quality & Safety

Duration –

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

Sofema Aviation 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

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