Skip to main content

Test Home
You & IATA


You are here: Home » Training » Search Courses

Safety Management Systems (SMS) - Implementation and Control (Classroom, 3 days)

Este curso también es dado en Español.



This practical course gives you the expertise to implement a successful safety management system (SMS) in your organization with the latest tools and processes. Gain the skills to implement a phased approach and a manageable workload, and become compliant with regulatory requirements. Understand the importance of proactive risk management and learn how to promote and maintain a safety culture within your organization.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Intermediate and Advanced
Prerequisites: Participants must have basic knowledge of Safety Management Systems.

What you will learn

  • Assess the level of implementation in your organization and deploy a SMS implementation plan
  • Apply ICAO’s safety management concepts and processes to your SMS
  • Manage the workload of SMS implementation as well as the deliverables of each stage of your plan
  • Secure managerial support for your SMS change

Course content

SMS overview

  • SMS components
  • Safety risk management
  • Strategies for safety management

SMS design and preparation

  • ICAO’s phased approach to SMS implementation and its deliverables
  • SMS gap analysis and action plan tools

Safety measurements, maintenance and control

  • Safety measurement process
  • Uses for safety performance measurements
  • Maintenance and control methods

Change management process

  • How to secure senior management commitment
  • Which principles to avoid and how to overcome resistance

Download full outline (pdf)

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.

Who should attend

  • Safety specialists
  • Airline senior management
  • Operational managers and supervisors
  • Civil aviation authority managers


Additional information

© International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2014. All rights reserved.