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Safety Management Systems (SMS) - Implementation Methodology (Classroom, 5 days)

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Take a hands-on approach to Safety Management System implementation.

Conduct an assessment of your organization’s level of SMS compliance with the help of a checklist and action plan. Gain tools to facilitate implementation, promote organizational change and monitor operations continuously.

As the first of four workshops in the SMS Implementation Professional Diploma, this workshop looks at the fundamental stages of the SMS program, breaking the implementation process into projects and initiatives.

Available as: Classroom & In-company workshop
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: Understanding of basic safety concepts

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

  • Learn proven skills to lead and drive the SMS implementation in an organization
  • Understand and put into practice the essentials of project management
  • Identify the challenges in implementing a SMS
  • Develop the foundation for risk management
  • Acquire a comprehensive SMS implementation tool box

Course content

  • SMS framework
  • Foundational elements of a safety culture
  • Managing operational safety and project risks
  • Gap analysis and action plan development
  • Monitoring & evaluation
  • Project management essentials

This is the first of four courses that make up the SMS Implementation Professional Diploma:

  1. SMS Impelmentation Methodology
  2. SMS Implementation Plan I
  3. SMS Implementation Plan II
  4. Developing an Effective Safety Culture

You will be given an assignment at the end of this course, its deliverables will be reviewed and further developed during the SMS Implementation Plan I and SMS Implementation II courses.

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Who should attend

  • Airline, Airport and Ground Operations Service providers
  • Corporate and Operational Safety Managers, Analysts, Coordinators
  • Potholders (Safety, Ground Operations and others)
  • Airport Safety Officers
  • Civil Aviation Authority Representatives

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.

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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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