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


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Did you know that in the past 3 years, 410 participants from 50 countries have taken this course with IATA?

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This practical course gives you the expertise to implement a successful Safety Management System (SMS) in your airline with the latest tools and processes.

Gain the skills to implement a phased and manageable workload that will allow you to comply with regulatory requirements. Learn how to take a proactive approach to risk management and promote an ongoing safety culture within your organization.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an examination

Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of Safety Management System concepts
  • Recommended level is Professional
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or equivalent for other languages.

Next class

Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2017 - Argentina, Buenos Aires (IATA)
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What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess the current degree of implementation in your organization and deploy an SMS implementation plan
  • Apply ICAO’s safety management concepts and processes to your SMS
  • Manage the SMS implementation workload as well as the deliverables for each stage of your plan
  • Secure managerial support for your SMS changes
  • Explain the benefits of having a SMS

Course content

  • SMS overview
    • Check your knowledge
  • SMS design and preparation knowledge
  • Phased approach to SMS implementation
  • SMS gap analysis and action tools
  • Safety risk management
    • Reactive and proactive processes
  • Operational safety assurance and promotion
  • Safety reporting
  • The management of change
  • SMS continuous improvement
  • Benefits of airlines having a SMS

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Activities

  • Practical exercises to apply the course objectives to your company’s operations

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Safety specialists and managers
  • Senior management
  • Operational managers and supervisors

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.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

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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