Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airports (classroom)
Did you know that in the past 5 years, 322 participants from 32 countries have taken this course with IATA?
About the course
5-day (40 hours) classroom course
A successful SMS reduces the rate and cost of accidents and incidents, improves communication and productivity, and helps your airport meet its legal responsibility to manage safety. Learn how to implement an efficient SMS at your airport and promote a safety culture within your organization. Understand the relevance of risk management in relation to SMS and learn how to evaluate, prioritize and mitigate risk. Analyze the impact human factors have on safety and develop your skills in detecting, controlling and preventing errors in an airport environment.
This course is available at IATA Training Centers and Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-house training.
Course code: TAPP-10
- This classroom course provides 5 days (40 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
- Student performance will be based on an assessment
- Participants should have prior knowledge of airport business and operations
- Recommended level is 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.
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Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
24 - 28 October, 2022
Register before 24 Jul, 2022 to take advantage of the 20% Early Bird discount (only for payment by credit card or ICH)*. The price below includes this discount. *Terms apply
Please register by 03 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 148742
What you will learn
On completion of this course you will be able to:
Implement a safety culture throughout your organization
Apply the risk management cycle to your organization
Integrate safety into aerodrome operations by applying management controls to safety-critical processes
Understand how regulatory requirements, State concerns and State Safety Program (SSP) apply to SMS
- Managing risk
- Risk assessment tools
Acceptance of risk
- Implementing SMS
- Safety culture and policy
Investigating and auditing
Documenting and gathering data
- Regulating SMS
- Managing human factors
- Role of the SSP in SMS implementation
- ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS)
- Reviewing the role of ISAGO
Practical case-studies and exercises on risk management and SMS
Who should attend
This course is recommended for:
Airport authority representatives
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:
Advanced Airport Operations Diploma
For operations and corporate airport personnel, this diploma combines courses in different areas of airport operations to enhance your knowledge.