SMS Introduction for Managers and Post Holders – 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 deliver a strong SMS system.

Who is the Course for?

This course provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS), enabling them to understand their roles and responsibilities in promoting safety, managing risks, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards.

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

The participants will gain insights into the roles and responsibilities of managers and post-holders in implementing SMS, fostering a positive safety culture, and effectively managing safety risks. By the end of the training, participants will have a solid understanding of how to integrate SMS principles into their organization’s operations to enhance safety performance and compliance with aviation safety regulations.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

-General Introduction
-The Evolution of Safety Thinking
– Components of an SMS System
-EASA – SMS & Compliance Introduction
-Discipline, Just Culture, and Beyond
– SMS Commitment
– Developing Organisational roles in support of our Safety Management System, Action Groups, Safety Review Board, and the role of Safety Reps.
– Hazard Management Processes
– Developing the Training Program
– Developing SMS Management and Supporting Documentation.
– Understanding the responsibilities of the Safety Manager and the role of Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance in our Organisation
– Delivering a working SMS both cost-effectively and ensuring we set and meet time constraints
– Effective Marketing and Raising Awareness
– Introduction to Emergency Response Planning

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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