The ATM Safety Management System - From Theory to Practice [SAF-SMS-P]

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  Case studies with experts
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This course delivers a sound foundation for other more specialised safety courses. It is designed as a detailed introduction to all aspects of safety management within air traffic management. Thus, it aims to present the practical implementation of the SMS within an ATM service provider. The course provides practical examples and case studies to introduce participants to all elements of the SMS. The objective is to improve participants’ safety awareness in order to understand their safety roles and responsibilities within their own organisation.

Important Note

This course is offered on demand only (e.g. on-site course request under User Pay Principle - UPP) agreement).

This course is an alternative to the SAF-SMS-A course that participants need to follow as the first step in acquiring their safety knowledge.

The SAF-SMS-P course is accepted as an alternative to the mandatory SAF-SMS-A in the Safety Managemtn programme. However, it is not considered as an alternative to any of the voluntary courses.


After completing the course, participants will be able to explain the concepts, principles and best practices of the ATM Safety Management System implementation and to describe the individual’s safety roles and responsibilities.

This course takes place over 5 days.

This course is designed for all staff working within ATM, either at the service provider or at the competent authority, who require an understanding of the SMS in their daily activities.

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No fee applies for course participants from Member States’ competent authorities and certified organisations. The training cost is sponsored by the EUROCONTROL Work Programme.

The price per course participant from other organisations or individuals is 1600 EUR.
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All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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