SMS eLearning Courses

 

IBAC and FSI have co-developed two SMS eLearning course options.

Safety Management Systems for Managers
($365 USD)

Description

The Safety Management Systems (SMS) course was co-developed by IBAC and FlightSafety International and is designed for flight department managers and those tasked with developing an SMS. Updated to reflect the current ICAO framework, this online course gives an in-depth introduction to the concepts and processes within Safety Management Systems and covers all aspects of hazard identification, risk management, accident/incident prevention and reporting.

For training for all other flight department personnel, please visit SMS for Aviation Professionals.

Download the SMS eLearning Brochure (~500kB PDF)

Course Objectives

Learners will become familiar with and understand the importance of the following topics:

  • Introduction to SMS
    • Defining Safety and SMS
    • ICAO SMS Framework
    • Basics of SMS
    • Making the Case for SMS
      • Evolving perspectives on Safety
      • James Reason’s accident causation model
      • The need for SMS from an operational, business and regulatory perspective.
      • Introduction to Safety-Risk Management
        • Classification of risks to determine severity and likelihood
        • Risk management terminology and processes
        • How risk management forms the cornerstone of an SMS
        • Customizing an SMS to manage the key hazards faced by an operation
        • The Components of an SMS
          • Safety Policy and Objectives
          • Safety Risk Management
          • Safety Assurance
          • SMS Training and Education
          • Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation
            • Conducting a hazard analysis
            • The SHEL model
            • Ongoing Safety-Risk Management Activities
              • Safety Assurance Tools and Considerations
              • Emergency response planning
              • Designing and Implementing an SMS
                • Performing an SMS gap analysis
                • Creating a safety-risk profile
                • SMS implementation planning
                • Using an SMS
                  • Relationship between culture and safety
                  • Continuous improvement of safety performance
                  • Making risk assessment a way of life

                Features and Benefits

                • The course has been updated to reflect the current ICAO framework
                • Provides a thorough understanding of Safety Management Systems and what is needed to develop and maintain one
                • Suitable for managers and those tasked with developing an SMS
                • Developed by internationally recognized SMS experts with extensive aviation and instructional backgrounds
                • Benefits flight departments and on-demand charter operators that have an SMS or are in the process of SMS implementation
                • Available anytime and anywhere via the internet
                • Interactive, engaging, self-paced course that uses “Think About It” questions with diagnostic feedback to introduce learning objectives
                • Valuable to IS-BAO-registered operators or those working toward IS-BAO implementation
                • Resource documents available for download, including an extensive SMS Guidance Manual
                • Many user friendly enhancements including a search engine, glossary, bookmarks, notepad and more
                • Obtain a FlightSafety/IBAC Certificate of Completion

                Target Audience

                Flight department managers and those tasked with developing an SMS.

                Price

                $365 USD
                Click here for additional information and to purchase the course.

                Safety Management Systems for Aviation Professionals
                ($285 USD)

                Description

                An effective safety culture requires the full participation of everyone to be successful. Co-developed by IBAC and FlightSafety International this course takes a scenario-based approach to learning, using relatable, even humorous, real-life situations to introduce the learner to the fundamental concepts of Safety Management Systems and focuses on fostering a proactive, positive safety culture.

                This online course is intended for all professionals working within daily flight department operations, including pilots, maintenance personnel, flight attendants, dispatchers, line personnel and administrative staff or is a great refresher training for those who have previously taken an SMS course.

                For training for management and those tasked with developing an SMS, please visit SMS for Managers.

                Download the SMS eLearning Brochure (~500kB PDF)

                Course Objectives

                Learners will become familiar with and understand the importance of the following topics:

                • Introduction
                • Understanding Safety Management
                • Four Components of an SMS
                  • Overview of Safety Policy, Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion
                • Fulfillment of Responsibilities
                  • Management and You
                • Your role in a successful SMS
                  • Positive Safety Culture

                Features and Benefits

                • Ensures that everyone in the organization has a shared understanding of safety culture and how to support their company’s safety management system
                • Suitable for all flight department personnel
                • Provides a means for operators to satisfy their SMS training requirements, as specified in the ICAO and IS-BAO SMS standards, for all personnel involved in the operation
                • Developed by internationally recognized SMS experts with extensive aviation and instructional backgrounds
                • Benefits flight departments and on-demand charter operators that have an SMS or are in the process of SMS implementation
                • Available anytime and anywhere via the internet
                • Interactive, engaging, self-paced course
                • Valuable to IS-BAO-registered operators or those working toward IS-BAO implementation
                • Resource documents available for download, including an extensive SMS Guidance Manual
                • Many user friendly enhancements including a search engine, glossary, bookmarks, notepad and more
                • Obtain a FlightSafety/IBAC Certificate of Completion

                Target Audience

                All professionals involved in the flight operation – pilots, maintenance personnel, flight attendants, dispatchers, line personnel and administrative staff.

                This course is also an ideal refresher training for those who have previously taken an SMS course.

                Price

                $285 USD
                Click here for additional information and to purchase the course.

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