Training Projects

Safety Management System Training Design and Delivery

The Landry Consultants Team has a strong background and experience in the development and delivery of training and education material and curriculum. Training can be designed for management, supervisory, or operational staff and includes various train-the-trainer exercises and case studies. The courses are typically delivered in classroom style scenarios using PowerPoint presentations, videos, and exams. Courses offered include:

  1. SMS Overview – Overview of the SMS approach, philosophy, components, integration into a U.S. airport, and general concepts for all staff and tenants.
  2. Safety Risk Management – At the core of SMS is the staff’s ability to assess risk using a risk matrix, including definitions and thresholds for probability and severity. Also, the ability to facilitate a risk assessment is often necessary for managers. A separate course on Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) or facilitation can be delivered separately or included as part of the instruction for safety risk management.
  3. Quality Management – The SMS component of Safety Assurance requires skills in quality management for auditing, data trending, and accurately assessing the airport’s strategic approach to improving safety. Safety Assurance courses provide a foundation of quality assurance and quality control basics and specific integration of data management, audit program development and oversight, and data analysis. Development of key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics can be included in the course.
  4. Root Cause Analysis – Part of the Assurance aspect of SMS includes understanding the root cause of accidents and incidents. The analysis aspect of the inspection is new to most airport operations staff. The course focuses on how to improve the quality of information collected from accidents and incidents and, most importantly, how to conduct a thorough assessment and documentation of the facts and staff, including human factors’ (see below) influence on the accident or incident. The root cause information serves to identify potential hazards.
  5. Human Factors – See Root Cause Analysis; Human factors play a significant part not only in accidents and incidents, but also in the hazards associated with human behavior. Staff working in SMS benefit from a course in human factors to support the program.
  6. Construction Safety Compliance (FAA Order 5200.11) The hands on training for compliance includes the following modules: 1) SMS overview, 2) Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) triggers and required processes using the FAA Order 5200.11 as a guide, 3) How to facilitate and conduct the 5-step SRA and 4) developing and managing Construction Safety Phasing Plans (CSPPs) and Safety Plan Compliance Document Outline (SPCD) related to the AC 150/5370-2F – Operational Safety on Airports During Construction.

SMS Training Tracking and Integration

To support integration of SMS into an airport operations, the following training integration project services are available:

  1. Module development and deployment costs including researching current capabilities of industry resources such as American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
  2. Classroom vs. Computer Based Training (CBT) options for audience, course duration, and frequency of training.
  3. Tracking of (including leveraging existing Part 139 software) and future reporting capabilities.
  4. Alert and reminder systems for initial and recurring instructional modules.
  5. Integration with current Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) and airside driver programs.
  6. Integration with Badge and Identification renewal processes and procedures.
  7. Collaboration with Tenant and Airline partners to provide company documentation of staff safety and SMS training programs (which would supplement the airport’s SMS orientation and be audited on a recurrent basis).
  8. Impact to existing training department staff and hours of operation.
  9. Management of non-English speaker training and orientation challenges, cultures, and norms.