Training courses

ICAO SMS and EASA Management System Requirements - Workshop

Introduction

The Workshop contains all the elements covered in the 3-day ICAO SMS/EASA Management System Requirements (SM) - Introduction course (Note: Participants should attend either the introductory course or the workshop). Additionally, the course will provide participants with the opportunity work together in the development of the necessary documentation required to implement and manage SMS/SM in their own organization.

This course will give participants the tools to fulfill the ICAO/EASA requirements for the implementation of SMS/SM respectively.It will also provide a wealth of advanced materials and samples that can be used for the development of a performance based SMS/SM.

Participants will receive an additional CD/Memory Stick and an SMS/SM manual template from the instructor containing all advanced materials for this course.

 

This is an application level course and participants should plan to bring the following:

 

  • A laptop computer with memory stick.
  • Hard copy and electronic copies of their current hazard log, risk assessment tools and/or manuals used in their own Management System Content

 

Course Content

The topics covered include:

 

  • ICAO SMS SARPS, ANNEX 19 and EASA Management Systems: Regulatory framework
  • State Safety Programmes (SSP and Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Components of a Safety Management System
  • Worldwide Aviation Safety performance
  • Accident causation and root cause analysis. Case study
  • Operational Errors and Violations: Assessing individual errors –Case studies.
  • Active and latent failures to include: Organizational influences, system influences, and operator influences: Assessing organisational failures. The direct and indirect organisational cost – Case studies.
  • The safety process – Case study.
  • Hazard Identification and Analysis – Practical case studies on Bow-Tie analysis
  • Hazard Logs / Risk Registers
  • Risk management and Risk Assessment - Business practices- Case study
  • Effective Barriers – Controls and Risk Mitigation processes- Case study
  • Management of Change (MOC) – Case studies
  • Emergency Response Planning (ERP): A practical approach and a case study
  • Safety Performance Targets (SPT), Alert Levels and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs): The performance-based SMS. Tailored case study
  • Training and Communication – Initial, Recurrent, On the job training (OJT)
  • EASA Management System requirements (PART ARO/ORO)
  • Developing and managing an effective safety culture – Measurement of Safety Culture level
  • Implementation: What applies to ICAO members, what applies to EASA/ECAC members
  • SMS Implementation: What applies to EASA/ECAC complex organisations and what applies to EASA/ECAC non-complex organisations.
  • Agreed Safety Performance and Acceptable Level of Safety (ALoS) Performance.
  • Measuring the ALoS performance: The Effective SMS. Detailed and tailored to the operator’s need case study.
  • Safety Management Systems Implementation: a practical guide, based on ICAO SMS Manual 3rd Edition, 2013
  • SMS Evaluation tools / Audit your SMS effectiveness – Case study

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to:

 

  • Act as an efficient safety management resource to the Accountable Manager and other managers in the Safety System.
  • Assess your current Safety Management System and Safety Management Manuals.
  • Modify and tailor your current Safety Management System.
  • Incorporate industry “best practices” into the Safety Management System.
  • Network and share information and materials with other attendees in the class.
  • Identify and use the supplemental resources provided in this course to further develop, implement, and manage an effective ICAO Safety Management System / EASA Management System
  • Understand the process, principles and business practices for the SMS/SM implementation
  • Demonstrate cognitive skills by undertaking a problem analysis and exercise reasonable judgement in assessing SMS technical requirements
  • Operate practical skills by selecting and using appropriate methods for developing an SMS/SM
  • Demonstrate professional and transferable skills by working to deadlines both individually with initiative and enterprise, and within teams showing evidence of SMS/SM implementation skills.

Who should take this course

Safety Managers and other key management personnel who will be instrumental in the development, implementation, and management of an organizational ICAO SMS/ EASA SM. Authority representatives who will be responsible for approving, auditing, and monitoring the SMS system.

 

Linked Courses

Human Factors/Crew Resource Management.

Pre-requisites

An interest in achieving increased knowledge in the understanding and development of a Safety Management System.

 

Note: This is an application level course and participants should plan to bring the following:

  • A laptop computer with memory stick.
  • Hard copy and electronic copies of their current hazard log, risk assessment tools and/or manuals used in their own Management System Content

Duration

5 days starting at 09:00 on all days, finishing at 16:45 on the first four days, and at 16:00 on the fifth day.