Guidance material on safety management principles and concepts, State Safety Programme (SSP) and Safety Management System implementation are contained in the ICAO Safety Management Manual (SMM) (Doc 9859).
The Safety Management Implementation Website
To address the needs of diverse aviation community implementing safety management and a recommendation stemming from the second High-level Safety Conference held in 2015, the Safety Management Implementation (SMI) website (www.icao.int/smi) has been developed to complement the 4th edition of SMM. The SMI website will serve as a repository for the sharing of practical tools and examples of safety management implementation. An e-book version (view only) of the SMM, 4th edition is also available on the SMI website Click here.
The 4th edition of the Safety Management Manual is available for download from ICAO-Net Click here.
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A presentation introducing highlights for the fourth edition of the Safety Management Manual can be downloaded here.
Further comprehensive guidance to support the development of safety oversight can be found in the ICAO Safety Oversight Manual (Doc 9734) Part A and Part B. Part A explains the Establishment and Management of A State's Safety Oversight System, and Part B introduces the Establishment and Management of A Regional Safety Oversight System.
In addition, further sector-specific safety management guidance material can be found in ICAO PANS and manuals** supporting the following Annexes:
Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) - Aerodromes (Doc 9981)
Procedures for Air Navigation Services — Air Traffic Management (PANS-ATM, Doc 4444)
Airport Services Manual (Doc 9137), Part 3 — Bird Control and Reduction
Air Traffic Services Planning Manual (Doc 9426)
Airworthiness Manual (Doc 9760)
Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) (Doc 10004)
Manual of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation (Doc 9756)
Part I — Organization and Planning
Part II — Procedures and Checklists
Part III — Investigation
Part IV — Reporting
Manual for the Oversight of Fatigue Management Approaches (Doc 9966)
Manual on Laser Emitters and Flight Safety (Doc 9815)
Manual on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) (Doc 10019)
Manual on the Competencies of Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors (Doc 10070)
Manual on the ICAO Bird Strike Information System (IBIS) (Doc 9332)
** These manuals will be updated as necessary to harmonize the terminology used in Annex 19 and the SMM.