SMS Introduction Training For Safety and Quality Managers – 2 Days


The aim of the course is to improve safety within the aviation industry and specifically provide Safety Managers with:
-Sufficient knowledge to understand how an SMS can work effectively within the company and what is required to make this happen
-An understanding of new concepts and industry best-practice
-An opportunity to share experiences and develop ideas
-An understanding of their own roles and responsibilities within an SMS and how they can contribute to improving safety performance
-The opportunity and the skills required to draft an implementation plan
-The expertise to lead and participate in an SMS implementation team
-The motivation and knowledge to contribute fully towards a continuous improvement in safety performance
The benefits of attending the course are:
-For delegates to clearly understand the options available, and their effectiveness, for reducing and eliminating risk
-For delegates to develop ideas on how to improve Risk Reduction processes in their own company.
-For delegates to be able to utilize goal-setting techniques to drive forward improvements in safety performance; and understand the relation to company and State safety objectives and targets
-To enable delegates to plan for improving and expanding in-house safety performance measurement
-For delegates to know how to become effective leaders or members of an SMS implementation team with ideas for organizational change and review of procedures and processes

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at safety and quality managers who are responsible for implementing and managing Safety Management Systems (SMS) within their organizations. The course provides an in-depth introduction to SMS concepts, principles, and best practices, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively establish and maintain a robust SMS.

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

Participants will gain an understanding of SMS principles, components, and regulatory requirements. Participants will also learn how to establish, implement, and continuously improve an effective SMS within their organizations, including hazard identification, risk assessment, incident reporting, and safety performance monitoring and measurement.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– What do we mean by Safety in Aviation?
– General Introduction
– Definitions
– What is the relationship between an SSP and an SMS?
– The Evolution of Safety Thinking
– Components of an SMS System
– Understanding the responsibilities of the Safety Manager and the role of Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance in our Organisation
– Regulatory Introduction
– Discipline, Just Culture, and Beyond
– Managing Competencies
– SMS Commitment
– Developing Organisational roles in support of our Safety Management System, Action Groups, Safety Review Board, and the role of Safety Reps
– The Five Fundamentals of Safety Risk Management
– Developing the Training Program
– Developing SMS management and Supporting Documentation
– Practical Understanding of the Role of Risk Assessment and Root Cause
– Delivering a working SMS both cost-effectively and ensuring we set and meet time constraints
– Emergency Response Plan. Regulatory Requirements

Target Groups

This course is aimed at Flight & Ground Operations, Maintenance Facilities, Aerodromes & Air Traffic Control, Safety Managers/Officers, SMS Managers/Facilitators, and other Key Position Holders.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives

-To enable delegates to fully understand the ICAO SMS Requirements and the intent behind them.
-To enable delegates to identify the weak points in a “System” and use this information.
-To enable delegates to identify areas for improvement in their own Accident Prevention and Safety Management programs.
-To enable delegates to understand SMS concepts and principles, and define an SMS that will suit the size and shape of their organization.
-For delegates to develop ideas to improve the quantity and quality of safety data collected
-To enable delegates to understand the usefulness and limitations of Risk Assessment methods, and develop ideas for choosing a suitable method for their organization
-To enable delegates to understand how to change and build a workplace culture, and know their role in making this happen

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?
“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
“The instructor demonstrated a very deep knowledge of the subject.”
“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


2 days –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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