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Safety Management Systems (SMS) - Train the Trainer (Classroom, 3 days)

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Improve performance, introduce safer operations and reduce costs in your organization with the latest SMS training practices.

This course provides you with the skills and experience you need to deliver effective SMS training. Learn how to comply with ICAO SMS requirements and how to develop SMS training relevant to your organizational needs.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: Completion of Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airlines course or proven experience with SMS.

Next class

Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2015 - United Kingdom, London (IATA)

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Identify the required safety training for each management level
  • Develop SMS training according to organizational needs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training and implement corrections
  • Build a compliant SMS training program

Course content

  • Key presentation principles
  • How to become a successful presenter
  • Instructor’s perspective on the SMS – Initial course
  • Safety training requirements for each management level
    • Operational personnel
    • Managers and supervisors
    • Senior managers
  • Establishing a process to ensure effective training
  • How to develop an SMS training program
    • Initial training
    • Recurrent training
    • Documentation requirements
  • Scheduling training for staff according to their SMS duties

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  • Learn how to develop SMS training through practical exercises, role play and presentations
  • Final exam

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline and ground operations providers
  • Corporate or operational safety managers, analysts and coordinators
  • Post holders in safety, ground operations and others
  • Safety instructors
  • Operational supervisors and 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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