Safety management legislation, guidance and resources

Your Safety Management System (SMS) is important for minimising risks and preventing accidents and injuries.

When creating your SMS there are different rules, legislation and resources that will help you meet SMS regulations. In the future these will be unified under Part 5 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

You should also use our SMS Evaluation Tool and Guidance Form (PDF 1.63MB). This lists the compliance and performance markers you can evaluate your organisation against.

Below are lists of the rules and guidance material relevant to aviation sectors to help you create your SMS.

Air Operators

If you hold or apply for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) or Part 138 certificate, you may be subject to SMS requirements.

Refer to the following rules and guidance material regarding your SMS:

Aerodromes

If you operate a certified aerodrome, you may be subject to SMS requirements.

Refer to the following rules and guidance material regarding your SMS:

If you operate an aerodrome rescue and firefighting service, consider the following rules:

Maintenance

If you're responsible for aircraft maintenance you may be subject to SMS requirements.

Refer to the following rules and guidance material regarding your SMS:

Air navigation services

If you are responsible for providing air traffic services, consider the following rules and guidance material:

If you are responsible for providing aeronautical telecommunication and radio navigation services, consider the following rules and guidance material:

If you are an instrument flight procedure designer, consider the following rules:

Self-administering aviation organisations

If you are an approved self-administering aviation organisation, consider the following rules:

 

 

Last updated:
4 Jan 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//operations-safety-and-travel/safety-management-systems/safety-management-legislation-guidance-and-resources
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