Learn how to maximize Aviation Safety and Compliance: A Guide to Initial Safety Training Under GM2 CAMO.A.305(g) with Sofema Online

Guide to Initial Safety Training Under GM2 CAMO.A.305gSofema Online (SOL) discusses the challenge of delivering Initial & Recurrent HF & SMS, EASA - Compliant training as an online course

Question : Using Sofema Online absolves our company related to any obligation and we can rest in the knowledge that our employees are fully compliant?

Sofema Online: Unfortunately, this is incorrect – Sofema will do the heavy lifting, with pleasure. Our online courses are the most comprehensive online training available – this is why we enrolled 30,000 delegates in 2023. However, there has to be work that the organization needs to relate to unique organizational configuration issues (which cannot be included within a Generic Training (even one covering 95% of the subject matter.

Question: What are the organizational obligations regarding EASA Compliant courses?   

Sofema Online: Under the EASA system, it is the responsibility of the organization to ensure that any training is compliant not just with EASA regulations but also with the internal competence management and oversight requirements of the Organization.

Additional Note Regarding Sofema Online Training CoursesAll SOL courses are based on material provided by Sofema Aviation Services (SAS) and are designed to fully comply with the regulations.

  Please note however it is for the receiving organization to ensure that the material meets your needs.

To support this obligation, we provide guests access to Regulatory Authorities and nominated Compliance & Quality Managers to Audit & Assess Sofema Online Training Material. Simply email [email protected] and request your FOC Access Now.

Question: What is involved in EASA Part CAMO HF & SMS Training?

Sofema Online The SOL Syllabus faithfully follows the EASA guidance Material – however, you must be able to demonstrate to the CA that the aspects covered in Section 10 are covered during your organization briefing  

Action to take fully validate and meet the EASA Regulatory training obligations

1/ In respect of the following how do items 1 to 5 work in your organization? As a minimum create a guidance document which covers each of the following aspects – typically such a document would be around 8 to 10 pages

Also, note the need to share real internal experiences – typically proprietary to your organization!

EASA Comment - Where possible, practical illustrations and examples should be used, especially accident and incident reports.           

10 - The organisation’s safety programme  

        >> Safety policy and objectives, just culture principles

>> Reporting errors and hazards, internal safety reporting scheme

>>  Investigation process

>> Action to address problems

>> Feedback and safety promotion

2/Distribute this information to all staff and require read and sign with a sign-off to be returned to the SM

3/ Identify in your procedures that during competence assessments you will ensure that employees have the required level of knowledge related to both HF & SMS-specific organizational obligations.

4/ Take advantage of the free enrolment to audit the training material – understand it is being provided on behalf of your organization – it is not stand alone (Important Note - Not even if delivered by a 147 organization)

5/ Consider adding specific individual SMS & HF obligations to the individual job description – which should be agreed upon and signed by the employee

Training Contents in Details – Note chapters 1 to 9 can be adequately covered online – Chapter 10 requires additional engagement by the employee (in all cases)

Training I.A.W. GM2 CAMO.A.305(g)

The training syllabus below identifies the topics and subtopics that should be addressed during the safety training.

The CAMO may combine, divide, or change the order of any of the subjects in the syllabus to suit its own needs, as long as all the subjects are covered to a level of detail that is appropriate for the organization and its personnel, including the varying level of seniority of those personnel.       

Some of the topics may be covered in separate training courses (e.g. health and safety, management, supervisory skills, etc.) in which case duplication of the training is not necessary.

Where possible, practical illustrations and examples should be used, especially accident and incident reports.             

Topics should be related to existing legislation, where relevant. Topics should be related to existing guidance/advisory material, where relevant (e.g. ICAO HF Digests and Training Manual).       

Topics should be related to continuing airworthiness management and maintenance engineering where possible; too much-unrelated theory should be avoided.        

General/Introduction to Safety Management and HF     

>> Need to address safety management and HF 

>> Statistics            

>> Incidents           

1 - Safety risk management    

>> Hazard identification     

>> Safety risk assessment  

>>  Risk mitigation and management            

>>  Effectiveness of safety risk management             

2 - Safety Culture/Organizational factors           

>> Justness/Trust  

>> Commitment to safety  

>>  Adaptability      

>> Awareness        

>>  Behavior         

>>  Information      

3 - Human error             

>>  Error models and theories          

>>  Types of errors in continuing airworthiness management and maintenance tasks         

>>  Violations          

>>  Implications of errors    

>>  Avoiding and managing errors   

>>  Human reliability           

4 - Human performance & limitations    

>> Vision  

>>  Hearing

>>  Information-processing

>>  Attention and perception           

>>  Situational awareness  

>>  Memory            

>> Claustrophobia and physical access        

>>  Motivation        

>>  Fitness/Health 

>>  Stress   

>>  Workload management

>>  Fatigue

>>  Alcohol, medication, drugs         

>>  Physical work   

>>  Repetitive tasks/complacency   

5 - Environment             

>> Peer pressure   

>> Stressors           

>>  Time pressure and deadlines     

>>  Workload          

>>  Shift work         

>>  Noise and fumes            

>>  Illumination      

>>  Climate and temperature           

>>  Motion and vibration    

>>  Complex systems           

>>  Other hazards in the workplace

>>  Lack of manpower         

>> Distractions and interruptions   

6 - Procedures, information, tools and practices             

>>  Visual inspection            

>>  Work logging and recording       

>>  Procedure — practice/mismatch/norms

>>  Technical documentations — access and quality

7 - Communication       

>>  Shift/Task handover      

>>  Dissemination of information    

>>  Cultural differences       

8 - Teamwork   

>> Responsibility   

>> Management, supervision and leadership           

>> Decision-making            

9 - Professionalism and integrity            

>>  Keeping up to date; currency     

>>  Avoiding error-provoking behavior      

>>  Assertiveness   

10 - Organization’s safety programme  

>> Safety policy and objectives, just culture principles         

>>  Reporting errors and hazards, internal safety reporting scheme 

>>  Investigation process    

>>  Action to address problems       

>>  Feedback and safety promotion

In response to the EASA's introduction of Part CAMO on 24 March 2020, we are excited to present our comprehensive training course in Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Human Factors (HF). As a mandatory requirement for European CAMO organizations, this course is essential for those seeking to fulfill their initial training obligations in a CAMO environment, with a focus on both SMS and HF.

What Sets This Course Apart?

Sofema Online: 

     Full Compliance: Meets the complete requirements of EASA Part CAMO (GM2 CAMO.A.305(g)).

          Expertly Designed:

>>  Offers a rich blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights.

>> Interactive and Engaging: Highly participative approach to ensure deep understanding and motivation  

>> Industry Relevance: Addresses the real-world challenges of safety performance and human error in aviation maintenance. 

>>  Achieve compliance with EASA GM2 CAMO.A.305(g) and SMS & Human Factor Training requirements.

>> Gain a comprehensive understanding of Aviation Safety Concepts and Human Factors in maintenance.

>> Learn about human performance issues and their impact on daily operations.

>> Develop a strong foundation in Safety & Human Factor Principles.

Next Steps

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