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Safety Management Systems (SMS) Principles and Applications - Sep 2019


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Course duration: 3 days     Course date: 10 - 12 September 2019     Course location: Gatwick


Organisations across the aviation industry are required to have a Safety Management System (SMS).  But what is a SMS and how does it work?


The course draws on the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) SMS Framework, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) OR.GEN.200 Rules and UK CAA SMS Guidance Material, along with experiences and observations from the UK Civil Aviation Authority's (UK CAA's) current oversight activities. The course is a three-day classroom event, all delivered by UK CAA experts.


This course is suitable for you if your role contributes to safety, for example:


  • Safety Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Industry and regulatory personnel with a safety remit.


On completing the course, you will be able to:


  • Ensure your organisation’s SMS implements the 12 elements of the ICAO SMS framework and is appropriate for the size and complexity of your organisation
  • Perform effective risk assessments and develop suitable risk matrices
  • Explain the regulatory framework around SMS
  • List factors that your SMS should consider
  • Identify latent conditions and active failures that lead to an accident
  • Identify the barriers and defences against a particular risk
  • Use your SMS to manage people
  • Develop and promote a safety culture
  • Implement safety as a core business function.