SMS Risk Assessment for Airports – 2 Days


Developing an effective process within the organization to perform Hazard Identification, carry out analysis, and develop appropriate mitigations is a fundamental attribute of an effective Safety Management System.

The Strategy we adopt within the organization sets the tone for how effective the process will ultimately be.
If we view regulatory compliance as a minimum level, the organization has significant opportunities to develop effective strategies which will not only drive safety behaviors but can lead to significant optimizations across the business.

This two days Essentials training is aimed at persons who are already working in the Quality & Safety departments and will provide a platform to help them develop a personal action plan to improve the Risk Management Process.

An element of the training will include several pre-course questions and a short exercise that will improve the specific understanding of your challenges and needs to be discussed in general terms during the training.

Who is the course for?

The course is made for aviation professionals, including airport managers, safety officers, and other personnel involved in airport operations. It provides them with comprehensive training and tools to effectively assess and manage risks within the airport environment, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and enhancing overall safety performance.

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

The participants will gain essential skills and knowledge related to risk assessment in airport operations. This includes understanding the principles of safety management systems (SMS), conducting thorough risk assessments, identifying hazards, analyzing risks, and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies within an airport setting.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Abbreviations
– General Introduction – The Evolution of Safety Thinking
– The Risk Management Process in a Safety Management System
– Identifying Hazards
– Risk Assessment & Risk Management
– Root Cause Analysis
– Advanced Risk Analysis
– Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment Processes – an integrated approach
– The difference between Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance
– Developing Organisational Tools for Analysis
– To consider the best process for Optimizing Risk Assessment Techniques
– How to identify areas that need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure we can deliver in all relevant areas
– Safety Risk Control & Mitigation Exercise

Target groups

This course will be of significant benefit to SMS Managers, Quality Managers, and other Stakeholders in the organization who need to have the necessary background and skills to manage Risk in the workplace.


A background in an aviation environment. Strong familiarity with SMS and its principles and structure.

Learning Objectives

To consider how we can manage and improve the Hazard Identification Process.
To consider the best process for Optimizing our Risk Assessment Techniques.
How to identify areas that need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure we can deliver in all relevant areas.

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 – 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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