SMS Advanced Techniques for Safety Practitioners - EASA Compliant

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Brochure ButtonThis course has been developed to meet the needs of existing EASA Aviation system personnel (safety practitioners) who are looking to build additional competence in the practical management of an effective SMS system.

This course is aimed at developing additional skills related to Safety System Analysis Investigation as well as gaining the ability to deliver both understandings as well as the ability to develop mitigations related to the various safety-related occurrences which we face on a regular basis within our organisation.

We have an opportunity to subject such safety occurrences to correct and proper investigation and analysis, in this way they may have a significant and beneficial effect on the organisations ability to improve its safety performance.


a) To be able to explain the key elements required to ensure the organisation is able to effectively analyse events to determine the most appropriate and effective outcome.
b) To be able to explain the requirements of an effective Safety System process and to manage information in a confidential and effective way.
c) Ability to focus on effective identification of root cause analysis and promotion of positive action.
d) To be able to assess and develop Safety Performance Indicators.
e) Understand techniques to focus on the organisational issues and to develop an appropriate response.
f) To be able to identify the root cause of the faults and failures.
g) To gain experience in applying corrective actions for preventing the recurrence of the causes leading to failures.


-ICAO Annex 19 & Components of an SMS System
-Understanding the Nature of Risk in the Aviation System
-How to Evaluate the Organization Data Capture and Data Analysis Processes
-Advanced Safety Auditing Techniques
-Advanced Analytical Procedures
-How to Approach Contributory Factors, Risk and Severity
-How we Measure and Categorize Risk
-Recognition and Ongoing Management of Threats
-Human Factors Considerations and Integration into the Aircraft Accident Analytical Process
-Considering Mitigations and Recommendation Proposals
-Safety Performance Targets (SPT), Alert Levels and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs): The Performance-Based SMS
-Considering Aviation Safety System Performance Indicators


Safety Managers, Safety Investigation Staff, Quality Audit staff, Members of the safety action group, safety experts, SMS stakeholders.



A strong understanding of QMS, SMS, and organisational processes.


- After completion of this course, Delegates should be able to perform all steps necessary to ensure effective management within an active Safety Management System as well as to perform appropriate analysis and to be equipped to apply those skills in a practical way and propose mitigation within their organisation.
- To re-enforce a comprehensive understanding of the requirements obtaining the required information necessary to effectively analyse the elements of the exposure.
- To understand the methodology to determine root cause and develop appropriate responses.
- How to identify areas that need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure we have a comprehensive understanding of multiple root causes.
- An essential element then of benefiting from this training is to focus on the issues, how they relate in our workplace, and what we need to do to address them.


Course type: Presentation without voice over
Duration equivalent to a 2-day classroom training
Category: Quality, Safety & Security
Price: 125 EUR


This course is part of the following programs:
EASA Part 145 Safety Management System Learning Path Diploma
Safety Management Systems for Flight Operations Safety Managers Learning Path Diploma


3 to 5 courses/delegates - 5%
6 to 10 courses/delegates - 10%
11 to 24 courses/delegates - 15%
25 to 49 courses/delegates - 20%
> 50 courses/delegates - 25%

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