SMS FROM THE TOP DOWN, ORLANDO, OCTOBER 14, 2018
Most organizations are already far along in establishing a formal Safety Management System (SMS) – they just don’t realize it. They have an operations manual, SOPs, training objectives and aircraft maintenance procedures. Most are aware of personal safety in the workplace, environmental concerns and security concerns, both domestic and abroad. Aviation professionals are prepared to recognize situations that would elevate risk, such as fatigue, bad weather and pressure from others. With all these things well in hand, what operators need is organization, structure and a way to develop missing elements.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint participants with the principles of safety management systems (SMS) and to help them understand how to transform their current safety program into a functioning, living, breathing SMS. This one-day course will be of interest to management, flight and maintenance personnel, and safety officers who wish to develop a formal SMS.
Registration for this PDP course includes registration to NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).
Develop and/or maintain an aviation department vision, mission and values in accordance with the company business plan to ensure understanding and commitment among stakeholders.
Develop goals and strategies consistent with the aviation department vision, mission and values. Analyze current status and trends relative to future needs to align the aviation department with the company’s business objectives.
Exercise leadership by being a role model, empowering personnel, building effective teams, promoting ethical behavior, encouraging the exchange of information and making sound decisions to achieve aviation department goals and company objectives.
Promote effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to engage personnel to enhance performance and understanding at appropriate levels of the aviation department and the company.
Enhance professional knowledge using industry resources for personal effectiveness as an aviation department manager.
Continuously evaluate the effects human factors have on the efficiency, safety and vulnerability of the aviation department.
Understand, develop and implement a safety management system (SMS).