SMS and more: Aviation safety classes from SCSI 

Southern California Safety Institute
Excellence in Aviation Safety Training for over 27 Years
Cabin Accident Investigation

Spaces are still available

11-15 May 2015

Long Beach, California

This course focuses on the aircraft cabin environment and related investigation requirements. Attendees will be presented with information to satisfy the requirements for participation in a major investigation assigned to Cabin Safety and Survivability groups.

In addition attendees will become familiar with the design requirements for major transport aircraft with particular focus on survivability considerations.

Finally, each attendee will learn the unique requirements for interviewing survivors and completely documenting the cabin for deficiencies, injuries sustained during the aircraft accident, escape from the aircraft, and survivability in the post-crash environment. This course will include a practical team experience in reviewing accident data, documenting the cabin interior and analyzing contributing factors for survivability.

While the CAI course can be taken without previous investigation experience, it is recommended that a basic aircraft accident investigation course or experience precede this course so that the attendee will be familiar with fundamental investigation techniques, impact assessment dynamics and systems investigation.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • The Aircraft Accident Investigator to increase appreciation for the Aircraft Cabin design and survivability aspects; and,
  • The Cabin Safety Specialist who requires dedicated training in order to be a "Party Participant".

More generally, this course is designed for anyone who is interested in, who participates in, or plans to participate in aircraft cabin accident investigations, who need to better understand the requirements, techniques, and tasks involved in cabin accident investigation.

For more information, please visit the course information page at

Safety Management Systems-Complete

8-12 June 2015

Long Beach, California

SCSI has been teaching SMS since 2002 and has tracked the changes and lessons learned as SMS has been implemented in aviation settings. In 2009 all member States of ICAO and all aviation service providers within those states were to implement a safety management system. If you are a regulator, an aircraft operator, a maintenance organization, an aircraft manufacturer, an air traffic services provider or a certificated airport operator you MUST have an SMS in place.

The SMS must do the following:

  • Identify safety hazards
  • Implement remedial action to maintain safety performance
  • Continuously monitor and assess safety performance of the organization
  • Seek continuous improvement in the overall performance of the SMS
  • This course is designed for personnel assigned to safety and safety-related positions in an airline, an on-demand charter, an aerodrome, executive support airlift, a military flying activity or a government regulatory body who may be new to safety or Safety Management Systems; or to those who would like a comprehensive review of SMS fundamentals in order to review, evaluate, build, or improve upon a safety management plan. Attendees will be provided the information, knowledge, and checklists required to build, implement and manage a world class safety program using the latest tools, techniques and processes.

    By completion of the course attendees will have the essentials needed to develop a safety management system tailored to their organization. Those from organizations that already have safety programs will be able to critically review, compare and contrast, evaluate, and improve existing plans and programs from a safety management system perspective and make the required improvements.

    For more information, please visit the course information page at

    Flight Safety Officer Course

    8-12 June 2015

    Long Beach, California

    This course provides individuals with a working knowledge of aircraft mishap prevention and mishap investigation procedures, policies and techniques. 

    Course graduates will be capable of performing the duties of a full-time flight safety officer and as the investigator for aircraft incidents.

    The course is designed for safety personnel who will be assigned as organizational flight safety officers, and for anyone who needs an in-depth understanding of the accident/incident mishap prevention process.

    You will gain the knowledge and techniques to establish, administer and evaluate an accident/Incident prevention program.

    You will acquire a basic understanding of human factors, human performance and the physiological limitations that apply to mishap prevention in the aviation environment.

    You will learn the basics of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) and how to employ this powerful tool.

    Who Should Attend

    • Safety personnel who will be assigned as organizational flight safety officers.
    • Anyone who needs an in-depth understanding of the accident/incident mishap prevention process.

    For more information, please visit the course information page on our web site.


    Over 3000 aviation professionals have been trained in SCSI's SMS series courses.

    The transition to a Safety Management Systems (SMS) approach to aviation safety is underway and is now mandatory for all ICAO member states and aviation service providers. SCSI has been in the forefront of SMS training since 2002.

    SCSI's SMS courses and certificate program have been developed and refined during these SMS transitional years to keep pace with developments, requirements, practical applications and lessons learned.

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    Location: the Marriott Hotel in Long Beach, California

    These courses will be held at
    the Marriott Hotel in Long Beach, California
    next to the Long Beach Airport (LGB).

    Contact our registrar Denise Davalloo for the
    SCSI hotel discount rate and receive
    great savings on your stay!

    Telephone: 800-545-3766 or 310-517-8844 ext. 104