Aviation Safety Management Systems (ASMS)

Course Description

A Safety Management System (SMS) is now a requirement for international commercial aircraft operators, international airports, and air traffic services. The standards and implementing procedures for SMS have been established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). All 191 countries that are members of ICAO have established or are establishing regulatory requirements for the implementation of SMS. This course teaches how organi-zations can establish a SMS within the context of their current safety system that meets the basic international standards of ICAO. The SMS Framework serves as a central foundation for this course.

SMS is a safety system by which an organization takes a more ac-tive role in the identification, analysis and mitigation of safety is-sues that occur in the normal operation of their organization. SMS requires that organizational management take responsibility for the company’s safety program. The SMS approach requires the safe-ty/quality team be educated in their duties and responsibilities. This course will provide you with the essential skills needed to manage an organizational Safety Management System (SMS). The attendee will be able to manage a Safety Management System that includes risk management, audits, data collection, analysis, and incident investigations.

This course is designed for the individual responsible for planning or directing an aviation Safety Management System program. Fundamentals in systems organization and structure provide the individual with the essential skills and methodology needed to plan and manage an effective program. Emphasis is placed on under-standing the principles of risk management, identifying program development strategies, audits and applying the knowledge toward effective management systems and interoperability with Quality Assurance.

Objectives: To provide the individual with the skills and practical methods to plan, manage and maintain an effective Aviation Safety Management System.

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for planning, directing or managing an aviation safety program and supervisors who are required to supervise an accident prevention/risk management program. This includes airline, commuter, corporate, fixed base operator, government, insurance, hospital emergency medical service, law enforcement and airport management.

  • Courses
    ASMS 20-1
    ASMS 20-2
    ASMS 20-3
    ASMS 20-4
    ASMS 21-1
    ASMS 21-2

  • Dates
    9-20 Sept. 2019
    11-22 Nov. 2019
    24 Feb.-6 Mar. 2020
    1-12 June 2020
    14-25 Sept. 2020
    09-20 Nov. 2020

Course Outline

    • Accident Prevention Concepts/Methods
    • Safety Systems
    • Safety Risk Management
    • The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Process
    • Human Factors
    • Root Cause Analysis
    • International Procedures
    • Interaction with Quality Assurance
    • Education and Training
    • Corporate Safety Culture
    • Motivating Safe Behavior
    • Role of Management
    • Safety Climates/Management Styles
    • Cost of Accidents
    • Risk Identification
    • Incident Investigation
    • Change Management Process
    • Risk Management and Risk Assessment
    • Report Writing
    • Airfield Safety
    • Accident Response Planning
    • Audits
    • Safety Analysis
    • Aviation Safety Advisor Duties
    • SMS Framework
  1. Communication Skills
    • The Importance of Communication in Aviation Safety
    • A Matrix Approach to Communication in Aviation Safety
    • Perception
    • Meaning/Language/Jargon
    • Information Overload
    • Effective Safety Meetings
    • Listening
  2. Medical Issues
    • Fatigue Risk Management Systems
    • Sleep and Fatigue
    • Stress
  3. Ramp/Maintenance Safety
  4. Legal Aspects
    • ICAO Annexes 6, 14, 19
    • ICAO Doc. 9859
    • FAA 14 CFR 5
  5. Practical Applications/Case Study

CEU: 6.7

Course Duration: 9.5 Days

Tuition: $3500 (July 2018 – June 2019); $3625 (July 2019 – June 2020); TBD (July 2020 – June 2021)