SMS Overview and Benchmarking Workshop – 1 Day


Periodically we should consider our Safety Management Systems in a more Holistic way to consider whether it is delivering the optimum benefit for our organisation.

This 1-day course aims to provide a comprehensive review of the overall effectiveness of our SMS. Delegates will undertake an overall review of SMS best practices and together with the regulatory-driven obligations will perform a GAP analysis against their own organisation system.

The course is extremely intensive highly practical, and promotes best industry practices. It is an industry-specific one-day program specifically designed for those who need to engage with a full understanding and manage or deliver specific guidance within their own organisations.

The course is highly participative and stimulates involvement and provides powerful motivation.

Extensive use is made of group exercises, workshop activities, case studies, and feedback.

Who is the Course for?

The course is designed for professionals and organizations seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how to benchmark their safety practices against industry standards. It is particularly beneficial for aviation, transportation, and high-risk industries, where safety is of paramount importance and where SMS is widely implemented to manage safety-related risks effectively.

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

The participants will learn the core concepts and principles of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how they can be applied in their specific industries. They will gain insights into the importance of safety culture, risk assessment, and performance monitoring to ensure continuous improvement in safety practices.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction
– Review of SMS Regulatory Obligations
– What is the current status of the SMS within our Organisation & where are the challenges?
– Internal reporting into our SMS – how effective is it?
– The link between the Safety Office, QA, and HF/ CRM training
– Risk Assessment & Root Cause Analysis review status and appraisal
– SMS Developments and the Management of Change
– Our SMS Training Program – how effective is it and how to measure?
– Safety Communication within the organization – how to measure the effectiveness?
– SMS Effective Marketing and Raising Awareness
– Optimizing Safety Culture to promote SMS behavior
– Data Gathering Techniques – evaluation of current and future practices
– Review and assessment of the Emergency Response Planning Process
– Developing our SMS progress and development plan
– General Debrief and Questions

Target groups

This course will be of very significant benefit to all persons with specific involvement in the organisations SMS, It will also be of interest to Quality Audit staff and potential trainers who need to have the necessary competence to deliver effective courses in the organisation.

Training Department Managers and other Training staff will also benefit from attendance at this course.


A background in an aviation environment together with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of SMS processes and procedures.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to present to the senior management team an SMS development plan which will continue to drive your organisations SMS in a strong and positive direction.

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 – Start 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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