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Safety Managment Systems for Managers

Dates: December 2-3, 2021

Meets: Th and F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: LAX Campus

Registration Fee - In Person: $1,100.00


SMS has dramatically changed how safety programs are conducted and managed. Its success or failure is dependent on management understanding and support. ICAO has established it as a standard for airports, commercial aircraft operators and air traffic providers. SMS is being implemented throughout the aviation industry. A key feature of Safety Management Systems (SMS) is the active involvement at all levels of management in the safety process. This course is designed to explain the fundamentals of the SMS process to managers and supervisors. It focuses on the particular functions and responsibilities that managers have within a SMS. The particular benefits of an SMS are detailed. Additionally, potential issues which may cause friction as a result of an SMS are discussed.

This course is an introductory level course. It is not intended as a substitute for the full length SMS courses: Aviation Safety Management Systems (ASMS), Safety Management for Aviation Maintenance (MAINT), or System Safety (SSC). The ten hour format is primarily designed for presentation to managers. It will conducted both at USC and via on-site contracts.

Objectives: To provide managers and supervisors an understanding of the principles of an SMS and a clear vision of the role of the manager.

Who Should Attend: Managers and supervisors of aviation operations and aviation related organizations including aircraft operators, airports, and air traffic control facilities.

Course Outline
Overview of SMS
Management Roles and Responsibilities
Management Accountabilities
Program Document
Goals and Objectives
Risk Assessment
Change Process Management
Audits and Safety Reviews
Motivating Safe Behavior
Safety Action Groups
Safety Culture and Climates
Education and Training
Just Reporting System
Latent Conditions/Active Errors
Accident/Incident Costs
Mishap Investigation
Data Analysis
Obstacles to SMS

Course Duration: 1.5 Days

Fee: $1,100.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Registration Fee - In Person$1,100.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Deposit$ 550.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Registration Fee - Online$1,100.00

LAX Campus

USC Aviation Safety and Security Program LAX Campus
Date Day Time Location
12/02/2021Thursday8 AM to 4 PM LAX Campus
12/03/2021Friday8 AM to 4 PM LAX Campus


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