Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Ground Operations - Fundamentals (e-learning)



About the course

75-minute e-learning course

IATA Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Ground Operations - Fundamentals aviation training course

Ground Service Providers (GSPs) are mandated to establish provisions for safe ground operations, therefore all companies that are involved in ground handling must ensure safety risks are managed in a systematic way. Following this course, you will get basic understanding of Safety Management Systems (SMS) relevant to ground operations. This course is aligned with the requirements of AHM Chapter 11, module HF01.

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Course Code: TAPP-65

Group discounts
Considerable discounts are available for multiple purchases (30+ users) of this course. To simplify company-wide implementation, you can also host this e-learning course on your company’s Learning Management.
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Course format

  • This self-study e-learning course requires approximately 75 minutes of study, to be completed within 6 months from the purchase date (enrollment validity).
  • After the enrollment validity expires, the users will not have access to the course content and will not be able to take the exam/assessment.
  • The recommended level for this course is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • Student performance will be based on an exam/assessment. Please refer to the Exam/Assessment Information below for more details.

Registration information

Important: Please note that if you are purchasing courses for more than one person, you must create a User Account for each individual. Registration and payment must be done through each User Account. You cannot use one User Account to purchase courses for multiple individuals. However, you may pay for multiple individuals by one credit card or bank transfer through each individual’s User Account. If you pay by bank transfer, please attach a copy of the bank transfer issued by the sender’s bank to each individual’s order.


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Course fee by user
USD 90

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Recognize the need for a Safety Management System
  • Discuss the basic components required
  • Identify your role and responsibilities

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • SMS basics
  • SMS framework
  • Functions and roles
  • Responsibilities of all employees

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Ground handling agents
  • Airline and Terminal staff working at the airport

Certificate awarded

Upon successful completion of the exam/assessment, you will be awarded a Certificate that you can print for your records.

Exam/Assessment information

Please read the IATA Training Unsupervised Online Examination Student User Guide for Partner-taught or Self-study exams.

  • Method: Unsupervised online exam The exam/assessment can be taken at any time at your convenience.
  • Format: 15 multiple-choice questions
  • Time allowance: 45 minutes
  • Passing grade: 70% correct answers
  • Number of exam attempts: 2

Important note: The exam/assessment should be accessed after you have completed the course module. Once you have started the assessment you can no longer access the course module.

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