HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

SMS Manual Development Workshop

March 4, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Safety Track


This workshop is full. Registration is closed.

There is no “carbon copy” or “one size fits all” approach when it comes to implementing a Safety Management System (SMS). Whether you are a one-person operation or have a staff of 50, the methods of implementing an SMS program and the benefits relevant to your organization will be discussed in this workshop.

This workshop will provide attendees with the information and tools to conduct a customized SMS gap analysis in the classroom. The instructor will then assist students in scripting an SMS manual, based on their results, that meets the needs of their organization. This course will address program considerations specific to repair stations, corporate and private flight departments, manufacturers and maintenance facilities, and small- to medium-sized organizations.

At the completion of this workshop, students will go home with an SMS manual on disc that is customized to their organization. The manual composed during this workshop will meet the requirements for accreditation by HAI and the International Standard for Business Aviation (IS-BAO) and will adhere to guidance from the International Civil Aviation Organization, the Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Canada, and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Richard Komarniski, President of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc., a leading provider of human-factors training has been active in the aircraft maintenance field since 1974. He holds Canadian and U.S. pilot and aircraft maintenance engineer licenses and has worked as a director of quality assurance, base engineer, and airworthiness inspector. Since 1991, Komarniski has been dedicated to developing and facilitating human-factors workshops for the aviation maintenance community and SMS training for organizations. Additionally, he enjoys sharing his ideas on aviation safety through industry publications and at association conferences.

Who Should Attend
Safety officers and aviation management personnel in operations, maintenance, safety, and other areas who may be involved in SMS program development for small- to medium-sized organizations. In addition, aircraft maintenance technicians, flight crews, and any person involved in aviation decision making will find the material covered invaluable.

Course Prerequisites

Professional Development Credit
FAA Wings and Aviation Maintenance Technician programs