Safety Management Systems (SMS) Regulatory Workshop (classroom)



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About the course

2-day (16 hours) classroom workshop

IATA Safety Management Systems (SMS) Regulatory Workshop aviation training course

A managerial workshop to assist with understanding the requirements of ICAO/EASA Safety Management Systems. Take on board the key regulatory aspects, safety management principles, as well as accident prevention and related human factors.

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Course Code: TALS-79

Workshop format


  • 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

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognize the key safety issues in aviation
  • Discuss the basics of current safety programs
  • Explore the main theories on accident causation and prevention, related to enterprise risk management programs
  • Explain how accidents can be prevented using evidence and best practices
  • Relate the importance of operating an SMS as required by EASA and ICAO
  • Build a sustainable framework that balances production and protection

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
    • ICAO and EU requirements
    • EU requirements
  • Systematized safety management
    • SMS strategies and components
  • Regulatory aspects
    • Safety Regulatory framework
    • State Safety Program (SSP)
    • Acceptable Level of Safety
  • Responsibilities and accountabilities
    • Roles and responsibilities for safety
  • The Human Element
    • Human factors
    • Just Culture and Safety Culture


  • Case studies
  • Final assessment

Who should attend

This workshop is recommended for:

  • Corporate, executive staff from airlines and airports
  • Nominated persons
  • Safety and Compliance Monitoring Managers

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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