Safety Management System (SMS)



  • Identify the key concepts of ICAO approach to SMS
  • Identify how SMS are being effectively applied in service providers
  • Explain the needs for and benefits of SMS
  • Outline the philosophy of safety management
  • Get management’s and the workforce’s support and involvement a ‘safety case’ of an  SMS
  • Identify the key personnel in SMS implementation and their roles
  • Describe the basic elements of a safety management system
  • Apply a SMS gap analysis process (compare what we have with what we should have)
  • Apply principles of hazard identification and risk management
  • Develop and run safety committees and action groups
  • Take into account human and organizational factors in SMS Implementation
  • Promote a positive safety culture
  • Develop training and awareness strategies

Who Sould Attend

  • Aerodrome quality and compliance managers
  • Aerodrome infrastructure and maintenance Staff
  • Airfield Technicians working on maintenance of airfield pavements on Civil Airports
  • Airline staff
  • Airport managers
  • Airport supervisors
  • Aviation Authority Personnel
  • Engineering staff with responsibility for airfield maintenance
  • Ground operations managers
  • Managers of civil aviation authorities
  • Operational staff

Course Content

  • Module 01: Safety Management Fundamentals
  • Module 02: SMS Structure and Regulatory Requirements
  • Module 03: Safety Risk Management
  • Module 04: Safety Assurance
  • Module 05: Responsibilities within SMS


  • All lines management (Managers including CEO),
  • operation personnel (pilots, cabin and engineer, air traffic controllers and airport technical personnel ) to obtain basic knowledge and skills for promoting, implementing a safety management system.
  • And who wish to obtain an understanding of the implementation of SMS and their role in this process
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5 Day
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