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

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Develop a SMS implementation action plan during this practical course.

Receive templates that allow you to manage the projects and initiatives within your implementation plan. Use these tools to prioritize projects, adapt your plan to your organization’s operational needs, and gain commitment from your senior management. As part of the successful SMS Implementation Professional Diploma already completed by 28 airlines worldwide, this course uses proven methodology and is delivered by experienced program developers.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company workshop
Duration: 3 days (32 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: This course builds upon an assignment from the SMS Implementation Methodology course. Successful completion of SMS Implementation Methodology is required.

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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

  • Develop a SMS implementation plan that identifies and addresses implementation challenges and risks
  • Improve SMS project management skills through immediate feedback in the classroom
  • Learn from common industry SMS implementation challenges
  • Benefit from a collective approach to overcome SMS predicaments

Course content

Collaborative Implementation Approach

  • Teambuilding techniques

IATA SMS implementation methodology

  • Requirements and initiatives
  • Using the IATA action plan step by step

Operational Challenges

  • Common, world-wide issues
  • Mitigation plans

Delivering tangible outcomes to comply with regulatory requirements

A full day is dedicated to developing a SMS implementation action plan based on your company’s operations. Additional exercises include role plays, team building, and group assessment.

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This is the second 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 II course.

Who should attend

  • Airline, Airport and Ground Operations Service providers
  • Corporate and Operational Safety Managers, Analysts, Coordinators
  • Postholders (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 participant obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward 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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