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(13 Mai 2019 , Kampala - UGANDA) 31eme Session Pleniere Extraordinaire de la CAFAC

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GCAA International Cooperation Training Plan

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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to facilitate the design, implementation and maintenance of an operationally effective Safety Management System (SMS) to meet the standards prescribed in ICAO Annex 19 (Safety Management), ICAO Doc 9859 (Safety Management Manual) and other related guidance materials.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have an appreciation of fundamental safety management principles and concepts
  • Understand and apply Annex 19 SARPs relating to SMS implementation
  • Be competent with SMS implementation and its pertinent processes
  • Be conversant with ICAO Doc 9859 guidance materials relating to SMS


  • Safety Management Fundamentals
  • Definition and evolution of safety
  • Accident causation
  • Safety culture and organisation risk profile
  • Protection and production
  • Change management
  • Safety management systems-quality management systems (SMS-QMS) integration
  • Safety reporting and investigation
  • Safety data collection and analysis
  • Hazard identification and risk mitigation
  • ICAO Annex 19 SARPs
  • State safety management responsibilities
  • SSP Implementation
  • State safety oversight critical elements
  • SMS framework and acceptance
  • Safety data collection, analysis, protection, sharing and exchange
  • Global aviation safety plan objectives
  • Safety Management System processes
  • SMS organisation and accountabilities
  • SMS gap analysis and implementation plan
  • SMS integration
  • SMS manual and records
  • SMS committee and administration
  • Safety policy and objectives
  • Emergency response plan
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
  • Management of change
  • Occurrence reporting and investigation
  • Safety data processing and analysis
  • Safety Performance Indicators and ALoSP
  • Disciplinary policy and procedures
  • Safety training and communication
  • SMS audit (including PSOE concept)
  • Supplementary Tools and Guidance Material
  • Safety Performance Indicators & Acceptable Level of Safety Performance
  • Safety Risk Management


This course is beneficial to personnel involved in safety management and SMS oversight from civil aviation administrations, airport authorities, airlines, maintenance organisations, air navigation service providers and design & manufacturing organisations.

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