Part 145
Safety Management Training Plan
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Part 145 Safety Management Training Plan
By Polly Thomson

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"A good Part 145 Safety Management Training Plan should cover a range of topics and provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage safety within a Part 145 Maintenance Organization". This is what Polly Thomson always suggests to Accountable, Safety or Manager are going to start with the new PART 145 SMS Organization and Training


While specific requirements may vary depending on the course provider and industry standards, here are some key elements that a comprehensive safety management course should include:


These are general requirements for a good Part 145 Safety Management course. 

It's important to note that the specific content and duration of the course may vary depending on the training provider, target audience, and industry requirements. 

It is advisable to seek courses offered by reputable training organizations that have expertise in aviation safety management and align with relevant regulatory standards.

For more details refer to STEIA PART 145 COURSES

Polly Thomson takes an holistic approach  

Polly Thomson, the SMS specialized Safety Promoter at Steia Aviation, understands the critical importance of a well-structured Part 145 Safety Management Training Plan in ensuring safety excellence within the organization. 

With her expertise in safety management systems, safety training, and safety promotion, Polly takes a holistic approach to designing a comprehensive and impactful training plan.

Safety Management System (SMS) Fundamentals

Safety Management System (SMS) Fundamentals: 

The course should provide a solid understanding of the principles, concepts, and components of an SMS. 

This includes knowledge of safety policies, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

Regulatory Framework

Regulatory Framework

Participants should be familiar with the relevant regulations and standards governing aviation safety management, including those specific to Part 145 Maintenance Organizations. 

This may include understanding the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the EASA.

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Effective hazard identification and risk assessment are vital in safety management. 

The course should cover techniques and methodologies for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing appropriate risk mitigation strategies.

Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement

Safety Performance Monitoring and Measurement

Participants should learn how to establish safety performance indicators, collect safety data, and analyze safety performance. 

This includes techniques for monitoring safety trends, conducting safety audits, and implementing corrective actions.

Safety Communication and Training

Safety Communication and Training

Effective safety communication is critical for promoting a safety culture within an organization. 

The course should address strategies for effective safety communication, including internal communication, safety meetings, safety reporting, and training programs.

Human Factors

Human factors play a significant role in safety management. 

The course should cover human factors principles and their application in identifying and managing human error, fatigue, communication issues, and other human-related safety factors.

Emergency Response and Crisis Management

Part 145 Safety Managers should be prepared to handle emergency situations and crises effectively. 

The course should provide knowledge and skills related to emergency response planning, crisis communication, and coordination with relevant stakeholders.

Safety Culture and Leadership

Safety Culture and Leadership

A strong safety culture is essential for successful safety management. 

The course should emphasize the role of leadership in promoting and sustaining a positive safety culture, including effective safety leadership behaviors and strategies.

Case Studies and Best Practices

Practical examples, case studies, and real-life scenarios should be incorporated into the course to illustrate concepts and best practices in safety management within Part 145 Maintenance Organizations.

Promotion of Cross-Functional Cooperation to Enhance Efficiency and Safety

Under Polly Thomson's guidance, the well-structured Part 145 Safety Management Training Plan equips participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills to effectively manage safety within the Part 145 Maintenance Organization. 

By covering diverse topics and integrating practical exercises, the training plan cultivates a safety-conscious workforce that is well-prepared to handle safety challenges in maintenance operations. 

The result is safer maintenance practices and a strong safety culture that permeates throughout the organization, making safety a top priority for every individual involved.

Polly Thomson - August 2023

STEIA AVIATION - Specialized Safety Promoter