Safety Risk Management for Professional Practitioners

TS90 | 3 days

Safety Risk Management, required under ICAO and EASA regulations, is proving a challenge for many. Whilst regulatory compliance and adherence to operational procedures deliver some risk reduction, how do you show you have reduced the risks your organisation is exposed to, how do you establish if you have “done enough”, and how can you demonstrate the need for investment for additional risk reduction measures?

The inability of an organisation to see, understand and effectively act upon risk in a coherent and structured way leaves it vulnerable to events and legal challenges against national and international requirements for risk management and risk reduction.

This course enables delegates to understand and apply the principles, approaches and tools of risk management in order to make informed SRM decisions on risk reduction and risk tolerance within their organisation. Delivered by our expert consultants who all have real experience of managing risk at the sharp end, this course provides the essential skills for developing increased safety risk management competence in your people.

Upcoming Training

08 Jul - 10 Jul 2024

Virtual Classroom

£1,395.00 (excl. VAT)

24 Sep - 26 Sep 2024

Bracknell Academy

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09 Dec - 11 Dec 2024

Virtual Classroom

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How will this course benefit me?

This 3-day, practically focused course aims to provide you with the skills to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of risk management to Safety Risks within the EASA and ICAO regulatory environments
  • Use risk management tools and artefacts to improve SRM decision making
  • Apply the crucial steps in a risk management process
  • Make risk assessments and review risks to create risk profiles
  • Integrate the outputs and tools of your risk management process into the routine safety review, occurrence reporting and error management functions of your organisation

Completing this course will also provide you with:

  • The ability to highlight areas of weakness in the business and therefore identify where real (efficiency, financial, productivity) gains can be harnessed 
  • Greater confidence in your decisions around resource allocation (basing them on intelligence) 

Is this course right for me?

This course is suitable for: 

  • Accountable Managers and Post Holders wanting to understand their SRM regulatory requirement 
  • Safety Managers, Risk Managers and Safety “teams” advising Accountable Managers 
  • Safety Analysts and/or Investigators
  • Personnel in Flight Operations, Maintenance, ATM and Ground Handling sectors responsible for carrying out risk assessments and/or make recommendations on risk reduction measures 
  • Auditors, Investigators and Regulators interested in improving their familiarity with industry SRM tools in support of their assurance function 

Key areas of focus

This course explores the theoretical aspects of SRM (key principles, processes and terms) and the practical application of them in a live environment. It covers:

  • Risk Management principles
  • Regulatory framework and responsibilities
  • Practical workshop skills for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • ALARP and SFAIRP – what these terms mean in practice
  • Risk visualisation tools and models
  • Occurrence Reporting and Emergency Response Planning
  • The impact of change upon the organisation’s risk reduction strategy
  • The importance of the distinction between “Enterprise Risk” and “Safety Risk” 


We recommend that you have attended our TS02 “Practical application of Safety Management Systems (SMS)” course or equivalent. Experience in role for at least 6 months in order to understand organisational context is also preferable but not essential.

Course Details

Practitioner Level Training (P)

Course format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practise 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: 12 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility

Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between Hazards and Threats?

There are numerous terminologies in Risk Management which can hinder identifying and communicating risk to accountable people, Regulators, external stakeholders and employees. This course clarifies risk management language to help simplify the meaning of these terms.

What are the stages of effective risk management?

Baines Simmons applies a 5-step process to risk management, founded on the standards, recommended practices and regulations of ICAO and EASA but amalgamated with recognised risk management best practice across industry.

What tools are used within risk management to make these 5 steps work, and how are they applied?

This course teaches delegates to apply tools such as BowTie, ARMS ERC, Cost Benefit Analysis, Hazard Risk Matrixes to help manage risk proactively and effectively.

How do we know when we’ve reduced our risk to a tolerable level?

The most widely recognised criterion in use to judge when an organisation has done enough to manage its risk is “As Low as Reasonably Practicable” or ALARP. This course explains the criterion of ALARP through the Baines Simmons ALARP Flask model to build a robust ALARP argument for sufficient risk reduction effort.