SMS Performance Auditing for Industry & Regulators ICAO Annex 19 and EASA Part OPS – 2 Days


A State‘s acceptable level of safety performance (ALoSP) also expresses the minimum safety objectives acceptable to the oversight authority to be achieved by the aggregate service providers under its authority.
This 2 day training considers the methods of auditing the effectiveness of the industry performance based SMS systems, considering the differences in delivering compliance driven Quality Assurance audits and Safety Assurance performance audits.

Why should I choose SAS for this training?

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What Makes SAS SMS Performance Auditing for Industry & Regulators ICAO Annex 19 and EASA Part OPS – 2 Days Different?

Because our courses are written by people who have lived through the regulations. The author of the training material has more than 25 years’ experience as an auditor across the entire regulatory spectrum.

At Sofema Aviation Services our focus is on accepting that compliance with Regulations is in fact minimum compliance. Interpreting the regulations in a way which enables the development and optimisation of our business is where we should see opportunity to drive efficiencies and cost saving.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

-Definitions and Abbreviations
-Review of Regulatory Obligations
-How we Measure and Categorize Risk
-Considering Aviation Safety System Performance Indicators
-SMS Performance Auditing Objectives
-The Difference between Compliance and Performance
-The Difference between Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance
-Audit Processes How to be Effective
-Delivering Performance Audits
-Practical Safety Auditing Techniques
-Auditing the Organizations Communication Tools
-Identifying Safety Hazards & Auditing the Process
-Practical Understanding of the Role of Root Cause
-Identification of Root Cause
-Managing Root Cause Processes including Analysis
-Aviation SMS Consider the “Why” Together with The Organisational Factors Involved
-The Role of Checklists
-Reviewing Safety Policies and Objectives within an Evidence Based Environment
-How to Evaluate the Organization Data Capture and Data Analysis Processes
-The Responsibility of the Business Area Owner to Consider Mitigation Proposals and to take the Appropriate Actions

Target Groups

This course is beneficial for Regulators, members of Government Bodies and other interested parties and stake holders who require to have a deep understanding of the methods of Implementing and managing a State Safety Program.


Previous SMS experience or training is desirable but not essential.

Learning Objectives

To consider the general differences between Quality and Safety Auditing.
To focus on the most effective processes for Measuring Performance Audits.
To ensure all the fundamental elements are included and we considers effective ways of using Performance audits and Safety Audits.

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2 days – 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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