Phone: +64 3 547 4795
Email: martin@sisnz.co.nz

SMS for the Safety Manager

This is a comprehensive course appropriate for both the designated member of staff who is primarily responsible for SMS and the CEO of an aviation company. It is a 2-day course (second day finishes at 3pm) and upon completion the staff member will be confident with:

  • Determining how and what you are already doing with safety objectives in your organisation and how it links to your SMS
  • Understanding the importance of management commitment to the success of SMS in your organisation
  • Demonstrating strategies, behaviour and attitudes towards a safety culture mind-set
  • Understanding the differences, assessment and impact of risk and hazards
  • Understanding SMS compliance including investigations
  • Understanding the differences and cross overs of Safety accountability and responsibility for your organisation
  • Determining links between safety goals, policies and procedures
  • Determining the importance of safety reporting, reviewing, measuring and continuous improvement

The course uses real-life examples as a method of learning, and will also feature templates that can be taken away and applied as tools in your organisation. For example, your Organisation Safety Policy, Hazard Log, Risk Management Procedures, and more.

Online / Virtual Classroom cost is $995+GST.

Cost is (NZD) $1395+GST per person for face-to-face training.


Feedback from our 2019 SMS for the Safety Manager course

 “I found this training to be very relevant and applicable to the aviation SMS requirements. I took away many key learnings and have applied these to our SMS”

“I feel so much more confident towards aiming for ‘operating and effective’ for our next CAA SMS audit, which could to be this year”

“Andrew presented the training clearly and in a manner that welcomed and encouraged group discussions, providing some essential shared learnings within the group”

“A new and fresh look at SMS that was experienced based”

“Practical and simple approach to a complex subject”

“It helped me to understand how to practically apply SMS to what we do daily”

“All aspects of the SMS  were explained in real language. Made it easier to grasp the concept”

“Not overly formal so information is easily transferable to our smaller organisation”

“Great templates, relatable to our business / aviation”

“Focused on core considerations without getting lost in too much detail”

“More practical than previous SMS courses, being able to ask questions based on our specific organisation”

“Clear information with industry examples. Approachable tutor who cared if people understood the content”

“Enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructor”

“Good discussion, friendly, low key but informative. Geared to small organizations which was great”


Please see our 2020 SMS Training Schedule for delivery dates.

Back to SMS Training 2020.

To register for SMS training programmes please contact Martin Mongan 027 436 0116.

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