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Safety Management Systems for Managers
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FlightSafety International and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have co-developed this Safety Management Systems (SMS) course designed for flight department managers and those tasked with developing an SMS. Put yourself in the seat of a safety manager learning how to build an SMS from the ground up with this all-new, scenario-based course.  Throughout the course, you will learn how to successfully develop and manage a safety management system within your organization.  This course will also prepare you to effectively identify and control safety-risks by implementing industry-standard best practices.

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the four components of an SMS
  • Explain the risk management process
  • Describe the process for evaluating safety risk controls and managing change
  • Summarize the SMS implementation process
  • List SMS best practices

For training for all other flight department personnel, please visit SMS for Aviation Professionals

Available on the iPad

Course Objectives

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to SMS
  • Making the Case for SMS
  • Introduction to the Four Components of an SMS
  • Safety Policy & Objectives
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Safety Assurance
  • Safety Promotion
  • Designing and Implementing an SMS
  • Safety Culture
  • CRM Elements as required
  • Examination
Features &
  • Provides a thorough understanding of Safety Management Systems and what is needed to develop and maintain one
  • Suitable for managers and those tasked with developing an SMS
  • Developed by internationally recognized SMS experts with extensive aviation and instructional backgrounds
  • Benefits flight departments and on-demand charter operators that have an SMS or are in the process of SMS implementation
  • Available anytime and anywhere via the internet
  • Interactive, engaging, scenario-based course
  • Valuable to IS-BAO-registered operators or those working toward IS-BAO implementation
  • Resource documents available for download, including an extensive SMS Guidance Manual
  • Many user friendly enhancements including a search engine, glossary, bookmarks, notepad and more
  • Obtain a FlightSafety/IBAC Certificate of Completion
  • Available on Apple iPad
Additional Information
  • Price: $380 USD/person
  • Target Audience: Flight department managers and those tasked with developing an SMS
  • Regulatory Requirements: The SMS course will provide a means for operators to meet their SMS training requirements, as specified in the ICAO and IS-BAO SMS standards, for all personnel involved in the operation
  • Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Delivery: 100% web-delivered and self-paced
  • Credit: Once you have completed the course, you are awarded a FlightSafety International/IBAC certificate of completion. If you are an existing FlightSafety customer, you can also pick up your record of training in myFlightSafety.