Safety Management Systems for Aerodromes

Subject areaAviation Safety
Course languageEnglish
NameSafety Management Systems for Aerodromes
Duration5 Days

Course Benefits

The course will assist the participants to develop abilities to:

  • Identify how SMS are being effectively applied in aerodromes
  • Identify how aviation authorities are regulating aerodrome SMS
  • Explain the needs for and benefits of SMS Outline the philosophy of safety management
  • Get management's and the workforce's support and involvement
  • Make a business case and a safety case of an aerodrome SMS
  • Identify the key people in SMS implementation and their roles
  • Apply a SMS gap analysis process in aerodromes (compare what we have with what we should have)
  • Apply principles and techniques of hazard identification and risk management in aerodrome environment
  • Develop and run safety committees and action groups
  • Consider other services (ATC, Airlines, ER etc) in aerodrome SMS Take into account human and organizational factors in SMS implementation
  • Promote a positive aviation safety culture
  • Apply safety performance measurement practices
  • Develop aviation training and awareness strategies
  • Apply SMS auditing processes Identify the sources of the best practices on SMS in aerodromes

Who shoud attend

Airport staff responsible for developing, implementing and participating in a systematic approach to managing aviation safety in an aerodrome environment. Aerodrome Senior Management, Quality, Operations and Safety Managers, and others tasked with managing safety or who need to possess knowledge and understanding of airside safety and operations.


The programme includes:

  • Regulatory Requirements;
  • Principles of SMS;
  • The Result of No SMS;
  • The Aerodrome Manual;
  • Risk Assessment;
  • Airside Health & Safety;
  • Incident & Accident Investigation;
  • SMS Operational Documentation;
  • Training & Competency;
  • Regulatory Oversight;
  • Implementing An Effective SMS;
  • Safety Cultures;
  • Airside Safety Audits & Inspections;
  • Problem Response;
  • Human Factors;
  • Knowledge Check;
  • Group Exercises; Case Studies.

This course is not planned, Request