Aviation involves hazards with enormous risk potential. Two examples are adverse weather conditions and technical defects. Legislators have recognised this threat and now pay more attention to safety management. The most recent relevant legislation is Commission Regulation (EC) No 139/2014, which re-established the conditions for the design and safe operation of aerodromes. The Implementing Rule mandates the establishment of a safety management system, among other things, accompanied by a proper safety training programme.
Safety management systems (SMS) help airlines assess risk factors properly. Safety management systems are based on a process management model that can be used to identify, analyse and control potential hazards. It is supplemented by taking into account additional factors, such as the safety culture at the company, human and cultural aspects, and the internal risk management system.
wingsacademy was an early advocate of risk minimisation in aviation. Our web-based training (WBT) on the safety management system (SMS) explains in detail what the SMS is about and what roles, processes and programmes are important. It also looks in detail at risk management, which is the heart of the SMS.
We invested a lot of care in developing an educationally rigorous course on this subject. Based on a real-life example (the Icelandic volcano eruption of 2010), users learn how the SMS works and understand why they are an essential part of this programme and key drivers of its success. The well-documented story is as captivating as the WBT implementation: interactive diagrams invite users to explore the various SMS components, and numerous (guessing) tasks draw in learners.
Two occupational health and safety courses complete our training programme on aviation. Ramp safety training targets all personnel working on the apron. As you might expect, these jobs are all highly regulated. The course aims to raise employee awareness of potential hazards and thus improve safety for all ramp personnel.
The occupational health and safety in flight operations course is intended for cabin and cockpit crews. The course accompanies three flight crew members (captain, purser and flight attendant) on a long-haul flight from Frankfurt to New York. It focuses on sensitive, hazardous situations during flight preparations, the flight itself and the layover. Learners join the protagonists in real-life scenarios (e.g. riding on the crew bus, hazards during take-off and touch-down, threats at the hotel) that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. The WBT features sophisticated illustrations, an animated plot and a host of exercises.
While the SMS training courses are only available as WBTs, you can book the occupational health and safety courses as classroom seminars. The classroom training courses meet all legal requirements. Furthermore, our instructors are proven experts in their field – with many years of experience in the field and in teaching.
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