Safety Performance Indicators (SPI)

Course Description

Safety Performance Indicators (SPI’s) are essential to the safe operation of any aviation activity. They are analogous to the instruments that pilots need to safely fly an aircraft. This course teaches how SPI’s are developed, monitored, analyzed and modified in order for an organization to correctly know its safety performance. SPI’s are an essential part of any SMS. They form the heart of the Assurance component of SMS. They allow an organization to know their safety performance in the past, the current day and project into the future. SPI’s allow an organization to monitor and measure safety performance in order to manage it. The course utilizes guidance provided in ICAO Annex 19 and the ICAO Safety Management Manual Doc. 9859.

Objectives: To provide the skills to develop, adopt and analyze Safety Performance Indicators in the Safety Management System of an aviation operator.

Who Should Attend: Any individual involved in the safety program and specifically the SMS of an aviation operation. This includes military, airline, corporate aviation and other public use entities.

SPI 24-3 (hybrid)
SPI 25-1 (hybrid)
SPI 25-2 (hybrid)
SPI 25-3 (hybrid)
SPI 26-1 (hybrid)
27-28 Jun 2024
23-24 Sept 2024
11-12 Feb 2025
23-24 Jun 2025
22-23 Sep 2025

Course Outline

  1. Role of SPI's in a SMS
  2. ICAO Annex 19 and Safety Management Manual Doc 9859
  3. Where is the data derived to build SPI's
  4. How to develop and maintain SPI's
  5. The characteristics of a good SPI
  6. Difficulties of choosing too few SPI's or too many
  7. Judging the accuracy of your SPI trends
  8. How to present SPI's to management and other portions of the organization
  9. Practical exercise: Develop SPI's for your organization

CEU: 1.4

Course Duration: 2.0 Days

Tuition: $1,300 (July 2023 - June 2024); $1,375 (July 2024 - June 2025); $TBD (July 2025 - June 2026)

Published on March 30th, 2020

Last updated on March 12th, 2024