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Managing the Safety Oversight Function (Classroom, 5 days)

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Understand safety oversight in civil aviation and  review the evolving role of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Program (USOAP).

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 5 days (40 hours)
Recommended level: All levels
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016 - South Africa, Johannesburg (ATNS-RTP)
1 additional class is scheduled. See all

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Better understand the requirements for Safety Oversight and its impact on the Safety Oversight Function 
  • Apply the concepts and principles
  • Be conversant with the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) within CAAs
  • Satisfy audit findings after being audited under the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP)

Course content

  • Review the history of the safety oversight function and the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) to understand the evolving approaches as they are implemented
  • Review the 8 critical elements of a Safety Oversight System in order to understand how an integrated approach can improve safety
  • Understand the practical application of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) within CAAs and its demands on the CAA and other stakeholders due to the implementation of the Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA)
  • Discover management concepts and programs that can assist managers in ensuring safety in day-to-day operations, inclusive of the mandatory implementation of  a Safety Management System (s)
  • Practical exercises and discussions designed to help you to be familiar with best practices

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

    Managers with safety oversight and audit responsibilities in Civil Aviation Authorities 

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.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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About IATA Classroom Training
We train more than 10,000 aviation professionals annually through our global network of IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partners, and in private in-company sessions. Our 200+ classroom courses are developed using IATA’s unique industry insight and delivered by IATA Instructors, experts in their fields. More

Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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