SAR Safety Management Systems, Risk Management and Management of change

Locations & Dates
JAA TO Schiphol-Rijk Netherlands
19 - 23 September 2022 Available
JAA TO Virtual
Dates not yet confirmed
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€ 2600.00


This course is delivered in cooperation with Search and Rescue International (Ltd).

A 5-day workshop designed to give the student a deep-rooted understanding of the concepts and principles of Safety Management Systems specific to a SAR environment. The course is presented by instructors with first hand experience in Search and Rescue Operations, Aviation management and Regulations and Safety Management Systems.


Course Content

The course comprises of multiple interactive instructional theoretical modules in addition to delegate group taskings and exercises designed to the re-affirm the learning objectives.

The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Principles of SMS
  • Roles and Responsibilities in a SAR system
  • SMS documentation
  • Integrated all asset SMS systems for States
  • Safety Culture
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Performance and Assurance
  • Performance Indicator development and tracking
  • Trend Analysis
  • Management of Change
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Safety promotion and Communication

Learning Objectives

To develop a broad knowledge of the fundamentals of Search and Rescue Safety Management Systems.

To become familiar with the methodologies required to successfully implement a SMS in a Search and Rescue Environment.

Who should take this course

SAR Tasking Agency staff from MRCCs, ARCCs and JRCCs; NAA (Competent Authority) Inspectors;

SAR stakeholders and staff from:

  • Lifeboat organisations;
  • Mountain Rescue teams;
  • Commercial/Civilian and Military Helicopter and Aeroplane Operators;
  • Cliff and Coastal Rescue teams;
  • Police Forces;
  • Civil Defnces;
  • Military personnel with SAR responsibilities


Desireable pre-requestites:

  • Personnel currently involved with any of the above organisations.
  • Personnel with a desire to become involved with any of the above.
  • Personnel with a responsibility for Safety Management Systems.

Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the course to access course material which will only be provided in electronic format.


5 days training course, starting at 9:00 and finishing at 17:00

Locations & Dates
JAA TO Schiphol-Rijk Netherlands
19 - 23 September 2022 Available
JAA TO Virtual
Dates not yet confirmed
€ 2600.00