Course Subject: Fundamentals of Safety Management Course Code: SMSINTRO Course Aim: To provide participants with an overview of Safety Management principles and systems with emphasis on those applied to EU Aviation sector. It is suitable for individuals seeking employment or existing personnel of policy making organisations or various aviation bodies (airlines, airport authorities, flight schools, etc.) interested in the development or improvement of their safety management policies and systems. Participant Academic Background: Good knowledge of English Language is required (at least at a level of Cambridge First Certificate in English or higher) as well as a general educational background of at least secondary education level although studies at university level are recommended. Participant's ability to analyze information and take decisions on the basis of available data will be very supportive for successful completion of this course. Participant Working Experience: Existing employees shall be better benefited from attendance in this course. Approximate Number of Classroom Instruction Hours: 21 Approximate Number of Self - Study Hours: 30 Progress Monitoring: Through Tests and/or Assignments available at the e-Learning platform in English Final Examination: Course Completion Examination available at the e-Learning platform in English Course Duration: Approximately 6 days Instruction Language: English Brief Course Syllabus: ICAO Principles on the development of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in aviation organisations and State Safety Programme (SSP) in Contracting States. Applicability to EASA Member States (Regulation (EU) 290/2012 for flight and cabin crew and Regulation (EU) 965/2012 for air operations).
Working Groups and initiatives in European level (European Commercial Aviation Safety Team (ECAST), European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST, European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP))
Current EASA rulemaking status regarding SSP and SMS
- Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency: Standardisation of SSPs, development of a comprehensive aviation safety management system at EU level and encompassing EU and Member State responsibilities for safety management.
- Development of an SMS (Organisation level): consolidated general requirements for management systems embedding ICAO SMS SARPs
Specific Authority and Organisation Requirements for different technical areas (Airworthiness, Aircrew, Air Operations, Air traffic management/Air navigation services, Aerodromes)
Course participation fee includes:
- Trainer fees
- Training Materials (available at the e-Learning platform in English)
- Progress Tests & Assignments
- Internal Examination (Initial only)
- Issue of Certificate of Course Completion (in case of succesful completion of the course)
Training Location: Greece. In case of a different location additional course organisation fees apply, depending on number of participants and country of course implementation, to cover space and equipment rental, transportation, accommodation and living expenses of the trainer and any taxes as per national regulations.
Additional Information: This course is oriented to individuals wishing to seek employment or already employed in different aviation bodies (such as airlines, flight schools, maintenance organisations, airport authorities, etc.) or other companies and organisations in which safety is a key operational requirement. Successful completion of this course may significantly enhance participant’s employment prospects and/or career advancement as he/she will be able to demonstrate to his/her current or prospective employer familiarization with principles, methodologies and valuable information related to the specific subject. Successful completion of each Course requires a score of 80% or higher in Course Completion Examination based on multiple choice or open ended questions as well as problem solving of issues raised in the form of short case studies. A maximum number of 3 attempts is allowed (initial and 2 retakes). Subject to successful completion the participant is issued a Letter of Course Completion with reference to instructed and examined topics.