eLearning Courses

ICAO Standardized Training Package: Operational Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This advanced Safety Management System (SMS) course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop and apply hazard identification and safety risk mitigation (HIRM) tools in the context of a SMS and State Safety Programme (SSP). The fundamental HIRM processes in this course is based on guidance materials in ICAO Safety Management Manual (Doc 9859, 3rd Ed) with various enhancements as appropriate. This competency-based training has been developed in accordance with ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS methodology (Doc 9941). This course is delivered via eLearning.


4 days

S$2,000 / US$1,550

^Fees are being reviewed and subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees when they are issued the Letter of Acceptance.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop proactive, reactive and predictive methodologies for hazard identification
  • Establish Hazards and Risk Management database
  • Validate hazard information and activate Safety Risk Management (SRM) projects for specific hazards
  • Utilise an Excel SRM Tool to perform and document a SRM Task

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial to operational personnel and regulatory inspectors involved in the performance or oversight of HIRM processes, personnel from civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, airport authorities, airlines and maintenance organisations.


  • Attended SMS/SSP or equivalent courses
  • Have relevant aviation professional/operational background

Learning Activities

  • Quizzes
  • Group Exercises
  • Progress and Mastery Tests



What Is Covered

  • Operational context of SRM
  • Various approaches for hazard identification
    • Voluntary safety reporting forms
    • Occurrence notification reports
    • Operational data monitoring review reports
  • Processing of hazard information
    • Hazard and risk management database
    • Validation of hazard information
  • Management of SRM process
    • Activate SRM for specific hazard
    • Hazard, unsafe event, consequence threads
  • Completing the SRM project report
  • SRM tools
    • Consolidated Barrier Strength Value (CBSV) methodology to derive Risk Index value
    • Awareness of Bow Tie XP (BTXP) safety risk mitigation tool

This course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge on the SMS-HIRM process which is broadly covered in the SMS/SSP courses.

Mode of Delivery 

  • Live virtual classroom via Zoom [1300hrs - 1800hrs (SGT/GMT+8), Monday to Thursday]  
  • Self-paced offline learning activities 

Details on how to access the online course and access link will be provided to successful applicants. 

Key Instructor(s)

This course is taught by an ICAO qualified instructor. 


  • SAA Alumni – 10% discount
  • Group Discount – Enjoy a group discount for three or more participants registered at the same time for the same course run from the same organisation and billing source:
    • Three to six : 10%
    • Seven to nine : 15%
    • Ten or more : 20%