MAA Air Safety Management System Overview ASMsO

TS117 | 2 days

Having a firm understanding of how your role fits into your organisation’s aviation safety management system is a game changer - seeing the bigger picture gives added purpose and importance to tasks or processes that you may have previously undervalued.

Achieving such clarity across your organisation avoids time and resources being wasted in well-intentioned but disjointed activity. It’s ultimately central to controlling risk, improving safety management and, with it, business performance, whilst supporting any UK Military Aviation Authority (MAA) contractual obligations you may have.

Upcoming Training

26 Sep - 27 Sep 2024

Bracknell Academy

£910.00 (excl. VAT)

11 Nov - 12 Nov 2024

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How will this course benefit me?
The overall aim of the ASMsO course is to support the development of air safety management systems (ASMS) across Defence. The training provides personnel with an understanding of the principles, benefits and techniques to practically implement or further develop an air safety management system.

This course is currently delivered to, and on behalf of, the UK Military Aviation Authority to all the UK armed forces as part of their aviation safety training program (STEP). It meets the competency (UK MAA Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person – SQEP) requirements for many working in the UK Defence Aviation Environment or supporting an air safety role.

Key areas of focus
By the end of the course, delegates should be equipped to act as champions for Air SMS development and fulfil roles that spread good practice. This is achieved through the following training objectives:

• Why do we need a Safety Management System?
• Safety management - key principles, terminology and definitions
• MAA RA1200 functional elements of an SMS and their interactions
• Assuring your safety performance
• Identify opportunities for SMS design and performance improvements

Is this course right for me?
Delegates should want to understand safety management and how they can contribute to their organisation’s safety.

It is applicable to:

• Personnel undertaking Safety Management activity within the UK Defence Aviation Environment (UK DAE).
• Personnel undertaking Error Management activity within the UK DAE who wish to understand the broader SMS requirements and how RA1410 supports RA1200.
• Business Support Managers (including Finance, Procurement, HR).
• Anyone at the beginning of their safety careers or who has an interest in safety management within the UK DAE.

Personnel should have Human Factors and Error Management Foundation level training as a minimum before attending the course. Understanding can be gained from accessing local awareness training at your unit/organisation delivered by Human Factors Qualified Facilitators or Instructors.

Before attending this training, successful applicants may wish to prepare by:

• Reading RA 1200: Defence Air Safety Management
• Reading the Manual of Air Safety (MAS)
• Gaining familiarity with your own organisations Air Safety Management Plan (ASMP)
• Briefly identifying the top 5 Air Safety risks in your organisation

Course details
Course format: This training is an overview course and is a blend of taught sessions, facilitated discussions and group exercises and is aimed at individuals who will become responsible for implementing or developing an Air SMS.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.

Frequently asked questions

Is this course suitable for a small to medium size organisation that works within the UK DAE?

Yes - we look at the intent of the UK MAA regulations and allow you to explore how to best apply the principles to the size of your organisation.

I am not a manager, but work in a supporting function to the management system – is this course for me?

Yes - the course will give you an insight in how the aviation safety management system supports risk-based decisions within your organisation and what is needed to fulfil any MAA contractual obligations.

I am not directly in a safety role, but I am a decision-maker in the business. Will I gain anything from this course?

Yes definitely; understanding your role and how it affects safety is crucial for any decision-maker. This course will highlight how safety is an organisational obligation and not just down to a few individuals.