Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

ACI - Global Safety Network Module 1 - Safety Management Systems

The objectives of this course are to provide a comprehensive overview of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and offer an understanding on how to implement it correctly in your airport environment. This course will also offer essential guidance on establishing, implementing and enhancing an SMS.  Furthermore it will explain why an SMS is necessary to ensure safe airport operations.

Course Benefits

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of SMS systems, their important and application
  • Prepare their airport for safety audits (based on ICAO SARP’s)
  • Ease the adaptation of standards, practices and regulations in SMS
  • Demonstrate how to apply best practices at their airport

Who Should Attend

  • Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff
  • Civil Aviation Authority Officials

Course Outline

  • The international requirements of aviation regulation and aerodrome certification
  • The principles of SMS
  • An airport’s liability following an accident
  • Effective SMS Implementation
  • Airside Safety Auditing and Inspections
  • The ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme
  • Safety Culture
  • SMS Documentation, Competencies and Training
  • Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Safety Committees
  • SMS Integration

Course Prerequisite (s)

speak, read and write English.