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Safety” is a big word in aviation! A lot of what we do as an industry revolves around safety. That’s why we have Safety Management Systems or SMS. SMS emerged out of necessity to manage Safety effectively in a very complex and dynamic environment. 

A Safety Management System is defined as “A systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organisational structures, accountability, responsibilities, policies and procedures”. During this course, we will be expanding on this definition and get into more detail on the theory behind SMS but also on its implementation.

This course covers the following topics:

  • We will first look into the Four components of a Safety Management System and their respective definitions,
  • We will look into Safety Culture, Occurrence Reporting and Management of Change,
  • We will review a Case Study out of a real event, in order to highlight related SMS elements,
  • We will discuss the processes relevant for Event Investigations, and,
  • We will conclude the course by weighing up the Cost of Safety and Compliance.

The course’s main objective is to help you understand how to implement and support your organisation’s Safety Management System. But it will also help you see the bigger picture when it comes to safety culture and its importance for an effective Safety Management System. 

Safety First - Safety Management System

“Social Learning” on Raven

When you enrolled in this course, you were automatically added into a dedicated course social group. You can use this space to share relatable experiences. But you can also leave comments or questions related to the course itself, to your peers or your course mentor. 

The following waypoint in this lesson is optional for those who are not yet familiar with the RAVEN platform. It will help you to understand how RAVEN works and how to make the best use of it, to maximise your learning experience. 

Enjoy the course!