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Cargo Safety Management Systems (SMS) - (Classroom, 5 days)

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Gain practical training to manage Safety Management Systems (SMS) in cargo organizations.

SMS is a top-down approach to managing safety risk that includes a systemic approach, comprising of organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures. Improve your understanding of SMS and its function, and learn how to implement and manage SMS in a cargo organization.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016 - Belgium, Brussels (IATA)

1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand SMS as defined by ICAO
  • Identify and manage hazards and risks
  • Develop a safety culture within your organization
  • Apply techniques for measuring safety performance

Course content

  • Overview of SMS principles
  • ICAO safety management SARPs
  • SMS management framework
  • Safety policy and objectives
  • Hazard and incident reporting
  • Safety risk management
  • Safety investigation
  • Safety analysis and safety studies
  • Safety performance monitoring
  • Emergency response planning
  • How to establish a safety culture
  • Safety assessments
  • Safety auditing
  • Best practices for implementing and operating a SMS

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Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Cargo personnel responsible for safety
  • Cargo middle and upper management responsible for safety oversight
  • Personnel responsible for safety training

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

Additional information

About IATA Classroom Training
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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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