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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 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.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2015 - Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong (JAA-RTP)
3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

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 a 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

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
    • What to avoid and how to overcome resistance

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  • Apply course objectives to your company’s operations with the help of practical exercises

Who should attend

This course is appropriate for airline staff:

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

Prerequisite: Completion of the SMS for Airlines course

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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