Airside Safety Management & Compliance (LIVE virtual classroom)

These topics and more are covered in greater detail in the following traditional classroom course:

Did you know that in the past 5 years, 379 participants from 64 countries have taken this course with IATA?


Safety compliance in airside operations is the key to avoiding injuries, costly incidents and damaging accidents. This course will demonstrate how to align with the latest regulations and best practices, providing detailed explanations on the role of airside safety in the Safety Management System (SMS).

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Course Code: TALP-07-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 15 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Technical requirements

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  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Airside Safety Management & Compliance (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
15 - 19 November, 2021
Register before 25 Oct, 2021 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 02 Nov
All prices are before tax. Class no: 137859 English
Dev. Nations
USD 775
USD 1,020
USD 1,150

Virtual Classroom Training Information

Two sessions daily:
07:00-08:30 & 09:30-11:00 UTC
08:00-09:30 & 10:30-12:00 Geneva
11:00-12:30 & 13:30-15:00 Dubai
15:00-16:30 & 17:30-19:00 Singapore/ Beijing

What you will learn

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental procedures to protect the aircraft from damage and ground staff from harm
  • Eliminate or control potential hazards
  • Identify and manage “human factors” with the greatest influence on airside safety
  • Improve overall airside safety performance and operational efficiency

Course content

  • Airport environment terminology and layouts
  • Safety culture
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • SMS (ICAO framework): introduction
  • Human factors influence
  • Safety measures during
    • Aircraft pushback and start-up
    • Turnaround inspections
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention program
  • Airside accident reporting
  • Emergency situations

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Ramp Safety Supervisors
  • Safety and operations officers
  • Ground operations managers and supervisors
  • Airport managers and supervisors

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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