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

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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.

Next class

Mar 30 - Apr 01, 2015 - Singapore (IATA)

2 additional classes are scheduled. See all

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

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Who should attend

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

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 towards earning an IATA Diploma in:

Additional information

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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