GSN 1: Safety Management Systems

Global Safety Network Diploma
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

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.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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


Target Audience

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


Course Content

  • 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

Upcoming sessions 

Dates Location Member/WBP Non-Member Register
  05-09 February 2018 Athens, Greece  US$1,500  US$2,170 Register
25-29 March 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE   US$1,500 US$2,170  Register
07-11 May 2018  Nairobi, Kenya  US$1,500 US$2,170  Register
25-29 June 2018  Montego Bay, Jamaica US$1,500   US$2,170 Register
02-06 July 2018 Montego Bay, Jamaica   US$1,500 US$2,170  Register
 15-19 October 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia US$1,500  US$2,170 Register

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