Safety Management System (SMS) Training

Learn how to implement this proven approach to managing risk in your organization and improving safety performance. SMS integrates safety management into your organization’s day-to-day operations, using tools and techniques to detect current and potential hazards, analyze their possible impacts, mitigate the identified risks, and monitor the effectiveness of those mitigations. SMS also provides methods to develop and maintain a positive safety culture.

MITRE has been leading in safety management since before it was called SMS. Our team of experts helped develop the current SMS standards, and we constantly research leading practices to keep pace with the ever-increasing complexity of today’s global operations.

We offer:

  • A variety of SMS courses, each tailored to different roles, interests, and needs. These courses can also be tailored to your organization.
  • Customized SMS training for organizations in any industry
  • SMS Safety Culture Assessments
  • SMS Effectiveness Evaluations

Participated in our SMS courses since 2005

4000+ Students

50+ Countries

I loved this course. The course was so comprehensive, and the instructor delivered it in a manner easy to understand and apply.

Ms. Melinda Sagum, Cabin Safety Specialist, Hawaiian Airlines

Standardized SMS Training

Our SMS training courses help you build safety into your organization with repeatable, sustainable practices, equipping you to efficiently manage safety, ensure that risk mitigations are effective, and improve safety performance.

MITRE’s SMS training provides a solid foundation in SMS concepts and supports implementation of SMS within your organization. Attendees will be able to explain the theory, principles, and application of SMS and will understand requirements for implementation.

We offer a variety of SMS courses, each tailored to different roles, interests, and needs. For details and to register, see our course curriculum.

SMS courses

SMS Executive Synopsis

This half-day course helps C-suite executives envision how to systematically implement safety in their organization.

SMS Introduction

A 1-day course for mid-level managers making business decisions that influence safety.

SMS Overview

This 2-day course is designed for front-line staff interfacing with SMS. It offers an abbreviated version of the material taught in our SMS Principles course.

Emphasis is given to safety risk management, and students work an exercise in proactive change management risk assessment, allowing them to understand how to apply the concept prior to future operational changes. Safety assurance, human error, and positive safety culture elements are also covered in depth.

Curriculum details.

SMS Principles

This class fully trains safety professionals in the fundamentals of SMS theory and practice, giving them the skills to lead SMS implementation at their own organization.

This course presents the “four pillars of SMS”—safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion. It also covers human and organizational factors, organizational responsibilities, and SMS training and implementation.

In addition to presenting the current global industry leading views on SMS practices, MITRE instructors offer the insights they have gained from working with numerous service provider SMS implementations. The students also learn by working through specially designed class exercises that put the SMS concepts into practice.

This class meets the expectations of the ICAO Annex 19 and Safety Management Manual 9859.

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Advanced SMS

This 2-day course provides the deepest skills, knowledge, and implementation guidance for safety professionals enhancing an SMS program.

Advanced SMS is a follow-on course for students who have previously attended MITRE’s SMS Principles course or a similar course from another recognized organization. Students will learn how to effectively use proven tools such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault trees, and fishbone diagrams to improve their SM.

SMS Audit and Evaluation

How do you know if your SMS is effective? Find out how in this class.

Participants will learn the difference between auditing for compliance and evaluating for effectiveness. Several SMS evaluation case studies will be presented, and students will engage in an exercise to create their own methodology from the best parts of each. Students will also learn the roles and techniques used by auditors before, during, and after the evaluation.

SMS Executive Synopsis

This half-day course helps C-suite executives envision how to systematically implement safety in their organization.

SMS Introduction

A 1-day course for mid-level managers making business decisions that influence safety.

SMS Overview

This 2-day course is designed for front-line staff interfacing with SMS. It offers an abbreviated version of the material taught in our SMS Principles course.

Emphasis is given to safety risk management, and students work an exercise in proactive change management risk assessment, allowing them to understand how to apply the concept prior to future operational changes. Safety assurance, human error, and positive safety culture elements are also covered in depth.

Curriculum details.

SMS Principles

This class fully trains safety professionals in the fundamentals of SMS theory and practice, giving them the skills to lead SMS implementation at their own organization.

This course presents the “four pillars of SMS”—safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion. It also covers human and organizational factors, organizational responsibilities, and SMS training and implementation.

In addition to presenting the current global industry leading views on SMS practices, MITRE instructors offer the insights they have gained from working with numerous service provider SMS implementations. The students also learn by working through specially designed class exercises that put the SMS concepts into practice.

This class meets the expectations of the ICAO Annex 19 and Safety Management Manual 9859.

Register

Advanced SMS

This 2-day course provides the deepest skills, knowledge, and implementation guidance for safety professionals enhancing an SMS program.

Advanced SMS is a follow-on course for students who have previously attended MITRE’s SMS Principles course or a similar course from another recognized organization. Students will learn how to effectively use proven tools such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault trees, and fishbone diagrams to improve their SM.

SMS Audit and Evaluation

How do you know if your SMS is effective? Find out how in this class.

Participants will learn the difference between auditing for compliance and evaluating for effectiveness. Several SMS evaluation case studies will be presented, and students will engage in an exercise to create their own methodology from the best parts of each. Students will also learn the roles and techniques used by auditors before, during, and after the evaluation.

Customized SMS Training

Today, Safety Management Systems have applicability to virtually any industry, from healthcare to finance. Our team of experts can develop training specific to your organization to implement an effective SMS, make risk management a core business function from front-line staff to executives, mitigate risk, and evaluate the mitigations you introduce.

Versatile Venues

You can receive the benefits of MITRE training and real-world experience in a variety of settings. We offer virtual training as well as in-person training at our modern training facility in McLean, Virginia—just a few miles from Washington, DC. You can also request to have one of our highly qualified instructors come to your facility, where more of your students can easily attend.

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