Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance for Design, Manufacturing and Maintenance Providers in Aviation



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 organizational 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.

Learning Objectives
By successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
  • Describe and discuss basic SRM and SA concepts
  • Describe how the components of the Safety Management System provide effective Safety Risk Management
  • Describe effective SRM and SA processes and procedures within the organization
  • Identify organizational hazards that could impact product safety, assess the associated risks, and describe techniques for mitigation of the risks
  • Build a plan for transferring concepts learned in this course to others in the organization
Who Should Attend

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

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