Safety Management Systems - Train the Trainer

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Brochure ButtonA Proactive SMS system has been mandated by ICAO since Jan 2009. The Development of Safety Management Systems SMS continues to gain in prominence and importance in both Airline Operations a Maintenance Organisations.

Developing an organizational capability to deliver Safety Management Training will benefit the organization and allow the delivery of SMS-related trainings to be targeted and specific. The primary purpose of this 3-day training is to focus your SMS Nominated Trainer on the most effective processes for delivering SMS training throughout the organization.

The course is not intended to substitute for SMS training but is nevertheless designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the requirement for SMS training throughout the organization. The course reviews all the fundamentals and considers the various trainings, which are required for each group and considers effective ways of delivering the training.

SMS TTT Safety Management System Train the Trainer is a highly practical course and promotes best training practices. It is an industry-specific three-day program specifically designed for those who need to manage or deliver Safety Management System Training.

The course is highly participative and stimulates involvement and provides for powerful motivation. To introduce the delegate to training skills and to provide the confidence which can be developed to deliver effective SMS Training within each specific business area.


a) To enable the delegates to understand the many ways of communicating Safety Objectives across a wide adult audience.
b) To focus on the implementation and management processes involved in Safety Management System Training as well as the need to develop personal training skills.
c) To introduce you to training skills which you can develop to maximise the effectiveness of your training sessions.
d) To provide a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirement for effective SMS training.
e) To provides a thorough grounding in effective techniques to enable you to deliver appropriate SMS training throughout the organisation.
f)  To promote best training practices and motivation within your organization.
g) To enable the development of a company-specific comprehensive Safety Management System Training program compliant with ICAO / EASA requirements
j)  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.
i)  How to identify areas which need special attention and how to focus our efforts on making sure our trainings deliver in all relevant areas.
k) The intention of this training is not to tick the regulatory box but to identify the significant issues which need to be addressed.


1. Abbreviations
2. SMS Introduction
3. SMS Facing the Challenges
4. Understanding the ICAO & EASA requirements and how they will impact our organisation
5. The SMS Trainers Learning Path
6. Communicating / Giving Feedback
7. Organisational Roles, Safety Review Board, Action Groups, and Safety Reps
8. Review Management and Oversight issues related to SMS Training
9. What is Andragogy - Understanding the Adult learning process Knowles Theory
10. Understanding SMS related competencies

11. Balancing Presentation, Motivation Debate & Discussion
12. SMS Management and Supporting Documentation
13. Speaking in Public – Developing your skills
14. The Use of Case Studies - Presenting Workplace SMS related Issues
15. Communication & Psychology
16. Understanding Safety Culture within our Organisation
17. Safety Culture and effective SMS Training
18. Delivering Hazard Identification Training
19. General Introduction to Safety Reporting
20. Root Cause and Analytical Processes

21. Marketing of our SMS by raising Awareness and Communication
22. Risk Assessment & Mitigation
23. SMS The Role of Emergency Response Training
24. Trainer Personal Development & Coaching
25. Considering Presentation Techniques
26. Developing the Training Program
27. Developing the SMS Training Program - Practical Considerations
28. Writing a Lesson Plan
29. Effective Instructional Strategies for Aviation Online Trainers
30. Teaching Adult Learners (Andragogy)
31. Engagement and Checking for Understanding (CFU)



Quality Department, Safety Department, Training Department Managers, and other Training staff will also benefit from attendance to this course.


A background in aviation and SMS experience. A comprehensive understanding of how a fully integrated Safety Management System provides a mechanism to proactively seek, identify, quantify and mitigate risks and potential hazards which exist in the business. Sufficient knowledge to understand how an SMS can work effectively within their company and what is required to make this happen.


After attending this course, participants should be able to develop a company-specific comprehensive Safety Management Training program compliant with the requirements of ICAO Annex 6.


Course type: Presentation without voice over

Duration equivalent to 3-day classroom training
Category: Train the Trainer
Price: 170 EUR


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