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Safety Management Systems Training Course

April 6-8, 2021

Taught By Industry Experts

ARGUS instructors have experience in  fixed wing and rotary wing aviation.  Take advantage of their over 65 years of combined experience.

Enjoy Small Class Sizes

Students will study the varying applicable aviation standards; regulatory, ISO, DoD, IS-BAO, IATA Operational Safety Audits (IOSA).

Skills Ensure an Effective SMS

focus on the theoretical and practical aspect of Safety Management Systems so you are able to tackle any situation.

Taught With Practical Tools

Safety-related training that delivers the tools you need to develop a user-friendly and effective SMS for your flight operation.

ARGUS is taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  This live, in-person, class has been moved to a location that will accommodate the social distancing measures recommended by the CDC.  The State of Colorado now has in place a mandatory mask order that applies within all indoor public spaces.  Assuming the order stays in place through September, all students will be required to wear a mask while attending the course. Hand sanitizer will be available for participants.  For more information about current COVID precautions and requirements please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

LEARN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SKILLS YOU NEED TO DEVELOP YOUR SMS.

What Will You Learn?

  • 12 elements of the ICAO Safety Pillars

  • How to implement a safety culture

  • Evaluate your organization’s safety culture

  • Use and apply the safety risk management process

  • Learn about change management according to SMS

  • Safety Performance Indicators

  • Three strategies of SMS

  • Implement an Internal Auditing Program

  • Phased approach to SMS implementation

  • Root cause analysis

  • Safety investigations

LEARN THE SKILLS & TOOLS  TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE SMS

SMS training students are given the opportunity to work with practical tools that will make their SMS more effective. Simplicity is key. Students will be provided tools, along with tips and techniques for measuring their safety performance.

SMALL CLASS SIZES PROMOTE PARTICIPATION AMONG ATTENDEES

Class sizes are restricted for all for effective participation among the attendees. Our instructors will not be “lecturing” about the virtues of SMS, but rather facilitating an SMS discussion between all class participants and the instructors.

ARGUS Safety Management Systems Instructors Have Over 60 Years of Combined Aviation Experience

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    Susan Caldwaller

    VP, Helicopter Aviation & UAS Services

Susan Cadwallader

Over 27 years of aviation experience

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    Guido Fuentes

    VP, Facilitation & Training

Guido Fuentes

Over  27 years of aviation experience

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    Jenna Albrecht

    PRISM Program Manager

Jenna Albrecht

Over 10 years of aviation experience

Course Location

HILTON DENVER INVERNESS

The course will be held at the Hilton Denver Inverness.  We recommend the same hotel for your stay..  Please click here to visit the hotel’s website.

AREA ACTIVITIES

The hotel is located a quick walk from the Park Meadows Shopping Mall. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel for your convenience.  Furthermore, the Hilton Denver Inverness offers many activities to their guests.

HOTEL ACTIVITIES

The Hilton Denver Inverness offers many amenities and services to help you make the most of your stay.  Some of these activities include: A driving range, fitness room, golf course, running/walking track, pool, pool table, putting green, tennis center, and more.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT

The hotel does not offer transportation from the airport. Denver Airport has many rental car companies, ride-share services, and taxi cabs for your convenience.

Course Location

HILTON DENVER INVERNESS

The course will be held at the Hilton Denver Inverness.  We recommend the same hotel for your stay..  Please click here to visit the hotel’s website.

AREA ACTIVITIES

The hotel is located a quick walk from the Southlands Shopping Mall. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel for your convenience.  Furthermore, the Hilton Denver Inverness offers many activities to their guests.

HOTEL ACTIVITIES

The Hilton Denver Inverness offers many amenities and services to help you make the most of your stay.  Some of these activities include: A driving range, fitness room, golf course, running/walking track, pool, pool table, putting green, tennis center, and more.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT

The hotel does not offer transportation from the airport. Denver Airport has many rental car companies, ride-share services, and taxi cabs for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What precautions are ARGUS taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

ARGUS is taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.  This live, in-person, class has been moved to a location that will accommodate the social distancing measures recommended by the CDC.   The State of Colorado now has in place a mandatory mask order that applies within all indoor public spaces.  Assuming the order stays in place through September, all students will be required to wear a mask while attending the course.  There are exceptions, of which several are described here:

 

First, you can take off your mask while seated AND eating.

Second, the mask can be removed for public speaking.

 

  1. Our plan is the instructor will not have a mask on when in front of the class and standing beyond a line( that will be marked on the floor) that is at least 7 feet in front of the front row.  When the instructor crosses that line toward the class, he/she will be masked up.
  2. For students, they are allowed to unmask to speak during class so long as they are seated in their designated spot (that gives everyone a minimum 6-foot bubble around them).  We intend to have a microphone system available in the event people would prefer to keep their mask on while they speak.
  3. Individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face-covering do not have to wear a mask.  We suggest you carry appropriate documentation in case you are questioned by a hotel staff member or any authority who can issue citations.  If you fall into this category we will kindly ask that you take a seat in the front row so as to not be facing other students during most of the class.

 

Ultimately your attendance in this course depends upon you being comfortable being here. If the procedures above are not satisfactory to you, or you feel you do not want to risk the other aspects of travel, please let me know and we can reschedule you for the next course convening (or to an online version if we end up going that route). Feel free contact us with any concerns

Are meals included in the class?

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included with your course registration.

What time does the class end on the last day?

The class ends at 4pm on the last day. Please schedule your departing flight no earlier than 7pm on the last day.

Should I take this class if I am NOT a PRISM Subscriber?

Yes. We design this class for All Safety Management Personnel. We use PRISM software in our examples, but the class is designed for all participants.

Will I receive practical tips and techniques to tackle SMS challenges in my flight operation?

Yes. The class is a collaborative, interactive course that works to help walk through some of the attendee’s specific scenarios relating to their operation.

Will I leave with physical tools to explain SMS to my company?

All participants will receive copies of SMS training posters to take back to their organization.

Do you provide transportation from the Airport?

We do not provide transportation from the airport.  Denver has many resources for you to take advantage of including taxis, rental cars, Uber, and a light rail that connects from the Airport to walking distance from the hotel.

Train with Aviation Safety Experts

Training Course Reviews

A Very Comfortable Grasp
"This was my initial introduction to SMS and I came away with a very comfortable grasp on the system and how to proceed with my job as a Safety Program Manager. "
Safety Program Manager
Completely Relevant
"The Material was completely relevant to the industry, the instructors were knowledgeable and very familiar with all the material. Everything I learned in 3 days, I can take back and use in the organization I work for."
SMS Course Student
A Very Comfortable Grasp
"This was my initial introduction to SMS and I came away with a very comfortable grasp on the system and how to proceed with my job as a Safety Program Manager. "
Safety Program Manager