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 regulator and airline 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 organisations to conduct more of their own oversight and assurance.

This 1 day training course develops the understanding of the organisations 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.

DETAILED CONTENT / TOPICS (the following subjects will be addressed) –

– Definitions
– 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 in Support or our Safety Management System, Action Groups, Safety Review Board and the role of Safety Reps.
– 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


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


A background in an aviation environment.


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.


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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