Airport Safety Management Systems (SMS) Implementation*

Professional Certificate Course, *AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

In order for an aerodrome to be better prepared to comply with local Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), airport industry stakeholders must understand that safety is the number one priority for the airport industry and that it must be correctly implemented. This course provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, develop, and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) and ensure on-going compliance with the ICAO Safety SARPs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Introduce the ICAO Safety SARPs and Industry Best Practice within SMS.
  • Understand the key principles upon which to establish an effective SMS programme.
  • Describe the process to plan and implement an effective SMS.
  • Exposed to the framework for creating a “safety culture” within an organization and how to address related problems.
  • The influence of Human Factors in SMS.

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

Course Content
  • Basic safety concepts, human factors
  • Fundamentals of hazards and risks
  • Principles of SMS
  • SMS and Safety Culture
  • Components of SMS
  • Regulatory background - Annex 14, Doc 9859, Doc 9774
  • SMS planning and implementation
  • SMS support tools
  • SMS management processes
  • SMS problems and solutions
  • Case studies, group exercises and airside visit


Additional Information

  • Available in Spanish, French and Arabic

Upcoming sessions

Dates Location Member/WBP Non-Member Register
28 February - 02 March 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

US$1,680   US$2,500  Register

* This course can be taken as an elective for the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP).