Every organization that has in place a Safety Management System (SMS) needs to find ways to improve its operating efficiency and safety performance. It is important to reduce overall operating cost, while maintaining and improving the SMS position within the organisation. Nevertheless, the management systems for the process of safety, compliance, OH&S, quality, security and fatigue management have been usually developed separately in most organisations.
Yet, all these systems have similar decision making-related expectations, such as: 1) data analysis and record keeping requirements; 2) risk management and decision making analyses; and 3) metrics used to demonstrate performance improvements. Hence, merging the similarities and common needs of these different systems will lead to more efficient and effective management at top level.
Therefore, this course will provide the necessary tools and methodologies that can be used in order to achieve the desired outcomes of effectiveness with SMS. Nevertheless, it also provides participants with a methodology to help identify, evaluate and leverage different management systems and metrics across entities, divisions or functions based on the hazards, threats and risks being monitored for each entity.
In fact, significant overall operational risk reduction occurs when organisations establish an Integrated Management System (IMS) across divisions. Other benefits of successful integration include reduced operating costs and more effective use of staff managing the programs, and reducing duplication of effort. Identifying synergies between these management systems will help ensure safe and reliable operations, will help streamline procedures and cross-system auditing, and will support regulatory and organisational compliance requirements.
Since some of the systems, risks and metrics are applying to more than one function, a well-designed and implemented IMS will help reduce the load on the safety, compliance, OH&S, quality, fatigue and security processes. Moreover, an IMS will help improve customer satisfaction.
To this end, the course uses significant parts of quality management, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14000 series and Lean Six Sigma methodologies and provides an IMS framework that can be tailored and consistent with the organisational culture and management style.
Nevertheless, the prerequisite for establishing an IMS is for the organisation to be able to demonstrate an effective SMS first.
Accountable Managers Executives, Heads of Safety, Quality and Compliance, Safety and Quality Managers, E, OH&S specialists, experienced aviation safety professionals, Civil Aviation Authorities Heads, and Inspectors.
Having completed an official SMS training course and/or have already implemented an SMS within their organisation or have developed guidance material for implementation.
Note: Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the course to access course material provided on a USB stick.
2 days, starting at 09:00 on all days, finishing at 16:45 on the 1st. day and at 16:00 on the 2nd.