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Safety Management Systems for Aviation Executives

The road for implementing aviation safety management systems was not easy, because the civil aviation was using for years prescriptive models for safety and accident prevention plans originated more than 40 years ago. The initial provisions also established a step approach with more than three years framework. So now we still have organizations that are still dealing in the SMS design and first rollout, and some experiencing not consistent development. It is therefore a very good time for putting in the market an updated and consistent SMS training that considered both, the feedback from first initiatives, and the new environment created from 2013 with the new Annex to the Chicago Convention. ICAO’s new Annex 19 & the State Safety Programme SSP are the safety focus in civil aviation at world’s scale. ICAO’s Air Navigation Commission, representing all Member States, is currently finalizing the edition and distribution of Annex 19 of the Chicago Convention, with a view to it being ratified by November 2013. Part of this Annex – the first new Annex to Chicago Convention for 40 years – are the provisions for high level mandatory requirements directed to both States and all civil aviation operators and service providers.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This course goes beyond the initial ICAO and IATA training on the topic, presenting a management’s approach from a business perspective, since SMS is undoubtedly part of any good management system oriented towards decision making based on evidences

Who should attend?

This course is designed for middle and senior managers in Civil Aviation, executives in operational areas and also corporate’s non‐operational ones at the level of management board or management committee. The course is not technical for safety managers only. Is a broad management course intended for all managers, including business development, marketing, route planning, service design, finance, human resource management, and of course operational managers like chief pilots, training managers, and safety specialists. Per Sector and Activities: • Civil Aviation Authorities • Aviation Regulatory Agencies • Ministries and Government Agencies related to aviation, air transportation infrastructure including airports • Air operators like airlines, general aviation and aerial works • Aerospace maintenance organizations • Airports operators • Ground Service Providers at airports • Air Navigation Service Providers • Training organizations in aviation • Insurance companies

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS)
• Defining Safety and SMS
• ICAO SMS standards and recommended practices for Civil Aviation
• Basics of safety management
• Safety as key component of any business and therefore a part of general  management in organizations

Making the Case for SMS
• Evolving models on safety management
• Presentation of some of the currently used accident causation model
• The need for SMS from an operational, business and regulatory perspective
• The Safety State Plan and amended ICAO Convention

Introduction to Safety‐Risk Management
• Hazard identification
• Classification of risks to determine severity and likelihood
• Risk concepts and frameworks
• Risk management terminology and processes, integration of corporate risks
• How risk management forms the cornerstone of an SMS
• SMS two lanes: strategic and operational stages of managing the key hazards faced by an operation

The Components of an SMS
• Safety policy and objectives; the organization
• Safety risk management
• Safety assurance
• Safety promotion
Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation
• Conducting a hazard analysis
• Use of models, SHELL, bowties, cause effect, system approach

Ongoing Safety‐Risk Management Activities
• Safety assurance methods , safety KPA and KPI, targets, scorecards
• Emergency response planning as part of SMS

Designing and Implementing an SMS
• Performing an SMS gap analysis
• Creating a safety‐risk profile
• SMS implementation planning

Using an SMS Relationship Between Culture and Safety
• Continuous improvement of safety performance
• Operational risk management in daily management
• Making risk assessment a way of life

Benefits to you

• Understand ICAO SMS model and implementing steps • Refresh accident causation models and proactive accident prevention methods • Know how to integrate SMS in the management system of your organization • Understand the role of Safety Culture in improving safety performance • Developing skills to promote, initiate, maintain and improve a safety management system

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

3rd – 4th April 2014, London, PT2739

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