Guidance Material


Guidance material on safety management principles and concepts, State Safety Program and Safety Management System are contained in the ICAO Safety Management Manual (SMM)-Doc 9859.


Third Edition, Doc 9859, was published on 8 May 2013*:
• Restructured according to the SSP and SMS Frameworks, as in Annex 19;
• Detailed guidance and tools for SSP and SMS implementation.


In addition, further sector specific safety management guidance material can be found in ICAO manuals** supporting the following Annexes: Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing;  Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes, Part II — International General Aviation —Aeroplanes and Part III — International Operations — Helicopters; Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft;  Annex 11 — Air Traffic Services;  Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation; and  Annex 14 —Aerodromes, Volume I — Aerodrome Design and Operations.


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                                                                              ** These manuals will be updated as necessary to harmonize the

                                                                                   terminology used in the SMM and  Annex 19.  


isitsafe.png  SM Toolkit

An ICAO safety management toolkit, which includes the latest editable appendices of the SMM can be downloaded here.








 SMM 3rd Edition Highlights



Download the PDF version of the Powerpoint Presentation on the Safety Management Manual (SMM) Doc 9859  - Third Edition Highlights, which identifies the main differences between the 2nd and 3rd edition.
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