SMS for Accountable Managers Nominated Post Holders and Key Executives – 1 Day


With SMS we have a set of regulations, which allow Industry to establish best-practice that fits different cultures and place the main emphasis and duty on improving safety performance. This requires a real “team effort” as regulators and airlines are all part of one large system. Working as a team it will be possible to improve an already highly impressive safety record and allow organizations to conduct more of their own oversight and assurance.

This 1-day training course develops the understanding of the organization’s responsibility and how the key managers and executives can play a role in assisting to support and deliver a strong SMS system. In addition, we should understand the opportunities presented by SMS as a “Management System” which can be used to improve and develop the business as well as optimize for risk exposure.

Who is the Course for?

This course is designed for individuals holding leadership positions in aviation organizations, such as Accountable Managers, Nominated Post Holders, and Key Executives.

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

Participants will learn about the essential components and principles of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the aviation industry. They will gain insights into their specific roles and responsibilities as Accountable Managers, Nominated Post Holders, and Key Executives in ensuring the successful implementation and continuous improvement of SMS within their organizations.

Detailed content / Topics (the following subjects will be addressed)

-Definitions and Abbreviations
-Sharing our SMS Understandings
-Why Our Aviation Industry SMS Faces Continued Challenges
-General Introduction – The Evolution of Safety Thinking
-Components of an SMS System
-SMS Commitment
-EASA – SMS & Compliance
-SMS and Organisational Culture – Discipline, Just Culture and Beyond.
-Developing Organisational Roles (SAG) Safety (SRB) Safety Review Board, Safety Reps and Safety Expert Group (SEG)
-Understanding the Nature of Risk
-Hazard Management & Risk Assessment Processes – Five Fundamentals
-SMS Management of Change
-Developing the Training Program
-Developing SMS Management and Supporting Documentation
-Introduction to Emergency Response Planning
-General Debrief and Questions

Target groups

This course is aimed at Accountable Managers and Other post Holders.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning objectives

After this Training attendees will:
– Fully understand the ICAO SMS Requirements and the intent behind them.
– Understand SMS concepts and principles.
– Develop ideas to improve the quantity and quality of safety data collected.
– Understand the usefulness and limitations of Risk Assessment methods, Clearly understand the options available, and their effectiveness, for reducing and eliminating risk.
– Develop ideas on how to improve Risk Reduction processes in their own company.

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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