Basic Aviation Safety and SMS (GEN02)


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Essential general safety training for airport employees covers H&S responsibilities, noise awareness, fire safety, workplace accidents, aircraft damage reporting, first aid, and more.

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IATA AHM1110 11.2 GEN02 | Approx. 90 mins | Self-study online

Starting to work in the aviation industry can be daunting due to the amount of abbreviations and technical jargon used. This course provides a basic understanding of key terminology and different roles within the airport. It is ideal for providing a basic level of knowledge to support a job application for those new to the industry or for experienced employees looking to fill in knowledge gaps.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define a company’s safety policy and program.
  • List employer/employee responsibilities.
  • State applicable regulations (international, state and local).
  • Apply safe working and operating practices.
  • Follow the reporting policy and process.
  • Use the open reporting culture and any confidential reporting system.
  • List the types of personnel injuries and incidents and define their prevention.


This course contains a multiple-choice quiz, which must be completed online and graded immediately with a passing score of 80%. If you fail, you can re-attempt it, and tutor support can be provided upon request.


Who should do this course?

This course is designed for anyone looking to start an aviation career or those new to working in the airport environment.


This course is suitable for those with no prior knowledge. To access the content, learners must have access to the Internet and an individual email address.


This course includes a PDF certificate that is available for immediate download upon successful completion.