Oman Air staff get safety lessons
Muscat, January 17, 2009
Oman Air organised a training programme for its executives titled, 'Safety Management System' (SMS) as part of its intiative to enhance staff skills.
These training programmes, which are organised through out the year, range from in-depth courses to short-term refresher courses aimed at boosting employee productivity.
Under the current scenario safety management system assumes greater importance in every field. Hence this initiative from Oman Air Training Centre was indeed very topical and well-timed, said an airline official.
'We conduct training programmes from time to time to accustom our employees of those departments dealing directly and indirectly with the safety aspects about the various safety expectations and preparedness,' said Ruqaiya Adams, training manager.
'The importance of safety management system assumes greater significance in the aviation field,' Adams added.
Training programme included introduction to the SMS, management’s role in SMS and building a safety culture, integration of the SMS into the business including quality assurance, rationale for risk management and meeting the regulatory requirements, hazards and risk assessment management, job descriptions/competency assessment and management review board (ISO 9000 and SMS).
It also included change management (for istance- Oman Air's introduction of CRJs & A330 in 2009) and safety achievement and safety promotion.
The Oman Air Training Centre is equipped with the most modern technology and equipment and has an international faculty consisting of experts.
The integrated training process also includes bringing in experts on chosen fields from outside for training purposes.-TradeArabia News Service