Practical Application of Safety Management Systems (SMS)

TS02 | 3 days

In an ever-increasingly complex aviation environment, the need to be able to manage safety effectively has never been more important. All service providers, from Air Operators to manufacturers and designers, are grappling with what it means to manage aviation safety whilst balancing the commercial needs of their respective businesses. Safety cannot be managed in isolation from the rest of the business if it is to be successful. It needs to sit alongside other critical business functions, serving the business’s aims rather than be considered a burdensome, compliance activity. This is where setting up an effective safety management system is critical. An effective system will not only give you confidence that you are managing your safety risks, and therefore protecting your approval to operate, but it should also provide greater, proactive decision-making power.

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How will this course benefit me?Building on Baines Simmons’ extensive, practical experience of working with organisations to assist with assessing, building and assuring safety management systems, this course provides you with a practical framework to help you and your organisation build, nurture and sustain an effective management system.

Completing this course will:

  • Provide a starting point to develop a management system that is integrated internally as well as set up for interfacing across approval/contractual boundaries
  • Improve your ability to engage with your Board to promote your safety message
  • Improve your ability to satisfy the Regulator that you are compliant and ready to meet
  • Performance-based Regulations
  • Improve your efficiency through enhanced use of existing safety systems, data and personnel
  • Increase your ability to measure your SMS objectively and be able to make risk-based decisions as a result

Is this course right for me?This course is applicable to all aviation domains, i.e. Design, Manufacture, Air Operations, CAMOs, MROs and Ground Operations. It is ideally suited to:

  • Safety Managers
  • SRB and SAG members
  • Nominated Persons (Form 4 holders)
  • Anyone actively engaged in or responsible for management systems and processes related to quality and safety

This course would also benefit

  • NAA regulators


Key areas of focus

  • Why we need SMS - regulatory drivers and their intent
  • Building and operating an SMS - exploring the key elements of safety management
  • Moving from compliance to performance
  • Enablers to effective safety management
  • ‘Selling’ the safety message to your stakeholders

Course detailsCourse format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practice the application and evaluation of new processes and techniques.
Course level: Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility

Frequently asked questions

I am new to the Safety Manager role. Would this course be right for me?

Yes, TS02 would be ideal. This course would enable you to objectively assess your current management systems and identify areas for improvement.

Should I be doing TS01 or TS02 if I’m new to Aviation/the Safety Manager role?

It depends on your role. If you just require a high-level contextual understanding of SMS then TS01 will be more appropriate. If your role is primarily associated with the management of safety, then TS02 will provide a more detailed understanding of SMS and system enablers.

I am working in a Part-M organization, would I benefit from attending the course?

Yes! The requirements of Part-M have changed to necessitate a system to manage safety risk. The content of TS02 is operationally agnostic and enables delegates to apply the methodologies described within the course to their relevant operational context; indeed, the course is designed to encourage differing perspectives from across the aviation industry. This allows delegates to not only understand how to apply SMS to their operational context but also to understand how they interact with other sectors of the aviation industry to collectively add to the enviable safety record achieved within aviation.

What tools are provided by this course to help me implement an SMS to my organisation?

The course remains ‘tool agnostic’ as much as possible but it does provide examples and links to industry-recognised approaches and methodologies. The course also provides guidance towards the approach you should take (based on the size of your organization) which will help you select the correct ‘tool kit’ to implement an SMS. TS02 Safety Risk Management Practical Application of Safety Management Systems (SMS) 

I have already sat a TS90; is there any value in me sitting through a TS02 with you?

There is significant value to be achieved by sitting the TS02 and TS90. TS02 will provide a holistic, system-wide understanding and allow you to fully appreciate where safety risk management fits alongside the other essential elements of safety management.