eLearning Courses

State Safety Programme Implementation

Aviation Safety & Security

Course Outline

This course will provide you with the knowledge and competency on ICAO Annex 19 SARPs Safety Management and ICAO Doc 9859 Safety Management Manual (SMM) guidance material pertaining to State Safety Programme (SSP) implementation and administration. This course is delivered via eLearning.


5 days

S$2,200 / US$1,700

^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:

  • Have an appreciation of fundamental safety management principles and concepts
  • Understand and apply Annex 19 SARPs relating to State Safety Programme (SSP) implementation
  • Be competent with SSP implementation and its pertinent processes
  • Be conversant with Safety Management Manual Doc 9859 guidance materials relating to SSP  

Who Should Attend

The course is beneficial to personnel responsible for SSP implementation and administration; state safety oversight; acceptance and surveillance of service providers' SMS; and aviation accident investigation from civil aviation administrations. 


Learning Activities

Mode of Delivery:

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

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



What Is Covered

  • Safety Management Fundamentals
    • Definition and evolution of safety
    • Accident causation
    • Safety culture and organisation risk profile
    • Protection and Production
    • Change management
    • Safety Management Systems (SMS)-Quality Management Systems integration
    • Safety reporting and investigation
    • Safety data collection and analysis
    • Hazard identification and risk mitigation
  • ICAO Annex 19 SARPs
    • State safety management responsibilities
    • SSP implementation
    • State safety oversight critical elements
    • SMS framework and acceptance
    • Safety data collection, analysis and exchange
    • Guidance for safety information protection
    • Global Aviation Safety Plan objectives 
  • State Safety Programme processes
    • SSP organization and accountable executive
    • Gap analysis and implementation plan
    • SSP manual, administration and records
    • SSP coordination platform
    • State safety policy and objectives
    • SMS regulation, acceptance and audit
    • Agreement on service providers' safety performance
    • Safety data collection, analysis, protection and sharing
    • Safety performance indicators, SMS assessment concept
  • Supplementary Tools and Guidance Material (GM)
    • Safety Performance Indicators and Acceptable Level of Safety Performance (ALoSP) Worksheet
    • Bow Tie Safety Risk Management (SRM) Tool Worksheet
    • Worksheet with CBSV-Likelihood methodology 

Key Instructor(s)

Mr Teo Gim Thong has accumulated 40+ years of quality, safety and regulatory working experience in civil aviation. He started his career in civil aviation in MSA>SIA and qualified as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in 1976. After serving in the airline and MRO industry for 33 years, he subsequently joined the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as an Airworthiness Manager in 2004. From 2010 to 2014 he was seconded to ICAO ANB Integrated Safety Management Section (Montreal) as a Safety Management Consultant. He was substantially involved in the promulgation of Annex 19 (Safety Management) and its guidance material (Doc 9859, 3rd Ed) as well as ICAO’s safety management training program development. He is also a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for SMS and SSP.  Since Jan 2016, Mr Teo had taken up the position of Principal Training Specialist (Safety Management) at the Singapore Aviation Academy.


  • 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%