Date(s): Feb. 24–25 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Christopher Young

Price by Jan. 12: $540 Member | $795 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $700 Member | $1,020 Nonmember

Effective risk management compels organizations to genuinely examine how they conduct their operations and how they make safety decisions involving those activities. A safety management system (SMS) is an organization-wide, comprehensive, proactive approach to controlling risk exposure. A goal of this course is to enable participants to benefit their organizations’ safety, quality outcomes, and business performance as a result of having completed this training.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • Implement a “real-world” safety management system (SMS) in their organization, no matter its size or scope.

Instructor Bio

Christopher Young has 30 years of aviation and leadership experience in the US Navy, the air medical segment, the aircraft manufacturing industry, and the aviation safety and technical publication arenas with over 2,900 flight hours as a pilot. He understands the unique complexities that aviation organizations face when implementing safety management systems (SMSs). Chris offers practical guidance on conducting safety and quality analyses, risk management, incident investigations, compliance evaluations, and continuous improvement. He also has experience as a leader in insurance brokering, software sales, and business development initiatives for aerospace safety, quality, technical publication, and content management solutions.

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