Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Management System (UASSMS EN): Online

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Management System (UASSMS EN): Online

ICAO Course


This course provides CAA personnel involved in the regulation of unmanned aviation and other unmanned aviation professionals with the competencies essential to the development of a Safety Management System for UAS operations, including a complete description of the process as well as the tools, key considerations and examples for each step.

Course Description:

Unmanned aviation affords States unique opportunities, from the delivery of life-saving materials and monitoring wildlife, to supporting disaster management, inspect infrastructure and much more. The rapid advancement of technologies surrounding unmanned aviation presents unique challenges to assure safe operations. The course begins with a clear introduction about safety and the value of including a Safety Management System (SMS). The course also outlines instructions and guidance material for developing and executing an SMS for UAS operators. You will analyze this material, learn about examples from the industry and consider expert advice to gain a thorough understanding of SMS for UAS operations.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of safety generally and the types of UAS operations for which an SMS is a requirement
  • Describe the 4 components of an SMS
  • Reflect on operator and regulator approaches to safety culture
  • Outline how to develop and execute an SMS for UAS operators
  • Apply safety management strategies regarding hazards for the transport of dangerous goods by UA

Course Structure:

The course has the following modules:

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: SMS - Overview
  • Module 2: SMS - Components
  • Module 3: Case Study - Safety Culture
  • Module 4: Guidance for Small UAS Operators
  • Module 5: Application - Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • Course Summary
  • Addendum: Thinking about SMS
  • Key Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Resource Materials

Primary Target Population

Civil Aviation Authorities, Member States, and other aviation industry professionals involved in policy development, regulations, safety, and operations

Course Fee

200.00 USD
Women Discount: 10% off
CAA Employee: 150.00 USD
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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 2 Hours
Level: Technical