SCSI has been teaching SMS since 2002 and has tracked the changes and lessons learned as SMS has been implemented in aviation settings around the world. SCSI teaches based on the latest developments and guidelines published by ICAO and the various regulatory agencies. This course is based on the latest ICAO Safety Management manual (Doc 9859 4th edition dated 2018) which supersedes the third edition published in 2013. It also supersedes the ICAO Accident Prevention Manual (Doc 9422), which is obsolete.
Starting in 2009, all member States of ICAO and all aviation service providers within those states must implement a safety management system that as a minimum:
Starting in 2015, the United States Federal Aviation Administration required all Part 121 operators to develop and implement an SMS.
Who Should Attend
Personnel assigned to safety and safety-related positions in an airline, an on-demand charter, an aerodrome, executive support airlift, a military flying activity, aviation maintenance organization, or a government regulatory body who may be new to safety or Safety Management Systems or to those who would like a comprehensive review of SMS fundamentals in order to review, evaluate, build, or improve upon a safety management plan. Attendees will be provided the information, knowledge, checklists and tools required to build, implement and manage a program using the latest tools, techniques and processes.
How You will Benefit
During this course the topics listed will be presented by SCSI instructors in the classroom.
Basic Safety Concepts
An Introduction to Managing Safety
Introducing Safety Management Systems
These SMS course topics form the basis for organizing this SMS course. For each organizational component in an SMS, instructors will define the component and then show how it applies to SMS with examples, illustrations, hands-on exercises, checklists, etc. The course focus is on the practical "how to do it" and what the content should look like when you are done.
Due to the difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 situation, the course may be conducted online over a two week period. Online classes will be held three hours a day for 10 days. Specific online participation information will be provided prior to the course start date.
Classroom participants receive lecture outlines, additional reference material, and a Certificate of Completion. PDF versions of all course material will be provided to participants in addition to the SMS Toolkit.
"Instructor credibility was well established which gave weight to what was taught and contributes to increased attention span on the part of the student."
"The program is well oriented covering all the aspects of SMS and its effective implementation."
"A very informative course and will have immense value in future SMS implementation."
"Amazing job! Content presented as best as possible there’s so much. Presented wonderfully. Sad to go."