Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance
A Safety Management System (SMS) is a high-level, top-down decision-making system based on proactively identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards and safety risks in the design, manufacturing, and maintenance environments. These systems are designed to prevent accidents and incidents and analyze performance data for continuous improvement.
According to FAA AC No: 120-92B, Safety Management Systems for Aviation Service Providers, safety risk management (SRM) is a process within the Safety Management System composed of describing the system, identifying the hazards, and analyzing, assessing, and controlling the risk.
SMS provides the overall framework and structure for managing safety within an organization, encompassing various elements such as safety policies, safety culture, safety performance monitoring, and more. SRM is a specific component of SMS that focuses on the identification, assessment, and mitigation of safety risks. SRM is a systematic process that contributes to the overall effectiveness of an SMS by ensuring that risks are properly identified and managed. This process typically includes risk analysis, risk assessment, and risk mitigation planning. The goal of SRM is to minimize or eliminate identified risks by implementing effective control measures.
This two-day course follows on the concepts introduced in C2215 Safety Management Systems for Design, Maintenance and Manufacturers in Aviation to provide instruction and hands-on practice in analyzing and evaluating operational risk. The instructor will guide learners through a systematic and proactive process of analyzing potential hazards and assessing the associated risks. The learner will use artifacts and rubrics to practice identifying potential hazards, evaluating their severity and likelihood, and determining appropriate risk mitigation strategies. This course will include group work, case studies and an exam.
By successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
This course is designed for safety and safety risk professionals in the aerospace design, manufacturing, and maintenance sectors who seek to understand the requirements of SRM and SA. The specific job roles that will benefit from this course include Safety Executives and Managers, Risk Manager, Quality Manager, Safety Staff, Safety Consultant, Safety Trainer, Human Resources, Participant, Engineer, Systems Engineer., Manufacturing Technician, Safety Researcher, Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians, and Aviation Maintenance Instructors.
Both new and experienced safety and risk management professionals who lead, develop, implement, and/or review the effectiveness of safety systems and are responsible for their organization’s compliance to safety regulating organizations should be trained in these powerful tools.
Other Courses to Support Your Work
We recommend the following courses to extend your learning related to safety management systems and airworthiness certification:
C1701 FAA Part 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
C1707 FAA Certification, Operations, and Maintenance Orientation
Participants should consider first taking the following course in the SAE safety portfolio to support their competency with the tools:
C2215 Safety Management Systems for Design, Manufacturing, and Maintenance Providers in Aviation
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
David McDermott or Scott Harris
Scott Harris graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working in the Weapons Programs Division at the Department of Energy, he joined Bell Helicopter in 1986, and has enjoyed a 37-year career at Bell spanning numerous programs and assignments. These include the V-22 program, Manager of Research and Development, Program Management, Director of Engineering at Bell India, and finally Manager of Safety Management Systems, where I led the implementation of both an Aviation Safety SMS (AVSSMS) and a Design & Manufacturing SMS (D&M SMS) for the company.
In 2018, under Scott’s leadership, Bell was awarded a Letter of Acceptance from the FAA for their Design & Manufacturing SMS. He served on the D&M SMS industry working group that developed National Aerospace Standard (NAS) 9927 and is currently serving on the industry working group on the present update of SM-0001.
Scott is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and widely considered an SMS expert. Upon retirement from Bell, he began a consulting firm, D&M SMS Consultants, LLC, where he is currently supporting SAE and other organizations in an advisory capacity.