Airside Operations - Safety Compliance (Classroom, 5 days)

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Safety compliance in airside safety operations is the key to avoiding 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).

This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.

Course Code: TALP-07

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • 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

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Airside Operations - Safety Compliance (Classroom, 5 days)

Germany, Frankfurt (FRA-RTP)
28 September - 2 October, 2020
Register before 07 Sep, 2020 for a USD100 discount
Please register by 07 Sep
All prices are before tax. Class no: 104787 English
Dev. Nations
USD 1,750
USD 2,250
USD 2,500

This class is offered in cooperation with FRAPORT.

As part of the course, participants will be visiting FRAPORT facilities airside, so it is highly advisable to bring appropriate clothing for the visit at the ramp.

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 in airside operations
  • Ramp safety procedures
    • Moving aircraft
    • Aircraft fuelling, off load, and arrival check
    • Personal protective equipment
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention program
  • Airside accident reporting
  • Emergency situations

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  • Group discussions
  • Exercises on risk assessment

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Ramp staff
  • 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 all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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