A Safety Management System (SMS) is a
business-like approach to safety. It is an explicit, comprehensive and
proactive process for managing risks that integrates operations and technical
systems with financial and human resource management. An aviation SMS contains
key elements that enhance the management of the business, manage associated
risks and reduce costly accidents. The key to effective accident prevention in
aviation is a systematic approach. In keeping with all management systems, an
SMS also allows organisations to set goals, plan, and measure performance for
continuous improvement. Continuous improvement can be achieved by monitoring
system effectiveness and taking action to improve the system where required.
This active monitoring means that organisations can address system failures
even before an accident occurs. As a result, they are proactive instead of
merely reacting after an event has already occurred, as with the reactive
Senior management commitment to actively promote and support safety management activities is critical. Any program will fail without support from the top. Hence, senior management, Post Holders, and the Accountable Executive must have a sound understanding and awareness of their roles and responsibilities in supporting the SMS and building a culture of safety.
This course provides a high-level overview of Safety Management Systems; the key role management play; and typical SMS requirements and activities.
This training session is aimed at providing the Accountable Executive with a high-level understanding of the SMS and its relationship to the organisation‘s overall business strategy.
Personnel from air operators, airports, ANS providers, maintenance organisations, insurance or other operational professionals.
- Accountable Executive
- Nominated Personnel (i.e., Postholders)
- Chief Operating Officer (COO)
- Accountable Manager
Workshop Duration: 1 day.
Location: Various locations – In-house available.
Fee: $275.00 USD
10% Discount when 6 or more participants from the same company (on the same invoice) are registered.
Customised in-house training also available.
Our courses can be delivered to your offices and tailored to your organisation's needs. If you have a group of 5 or more individuals for this course, please contact us and we will provide you with information about bringing this course to your offices at a time convenient for you and your staff.
(C) John W. Dutcher (2014 - 2020)