Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Cabin Safety

A safety management system (SMS) is defined as a systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.


SMS requirements applicable to operators of aeroplanes authorized to conduct international commercial air transport in accordance with Annex 6 Part I are addressed in Annex 19 — Safety Management.  


Training in SMS is defined as training which focuses on the role that the individual cabin crewmembers play within the operator’s SMS and how their contributions fit in the bigger picture of safety management at the overarching organizational level.


The goal of this training to is to ensure that cabin crew are trained and competent to perform their duties within the SMS. The amount of training required and the topics that must be covered depend on each individual’s involvement in the SMS.
More information on SMS and developing SMS training can be found in the following documents:
check-mark.jpgSafety Management Manual (SMM) (Doc 9859).

check-mark.jpgCabin Crew Safety Training Manual (Doc 10002) first edition.

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