eCourse: SMS Training for Personnel

This course of training is for all front-line personnel, supervisors, department managers and senior management. The course is self-paced; approximate time to complete the seven modules herein is 2.5 hours. Successful completion of this course is suitable to meet both initial and recurrent SMS training requirements.

Course Objectives

To provide new-hire and current or previously qualified employees with quality training in Safety Management Systems concepts; to enable both employees and managers to recognize the attitudes and attributes of a positive and “just” safety culture, and to actively participate in that culture; to understand and apply employee roles, responsibilities and authorities as they pertain to safety management; to understand and be able to identify and report hazards and events; to understand and apply both formal Safety Risk Management (SRM) and Time-critical / Deliberate SRM methods to daily activities.


There are no prerequisites for this e-Learning course.

Course Structure

This course is comprised of six modules, each with one or more topics. After each module are review questions with feedback provided to enhance learning and reinforce knowledge gained. The course:

  • May be completed in more than one session;
  • Requires all quizzes to be completed / corrected to 100%
  • Permits the student to print quiz results for each module;
  • May be reviewed for up to 90 days;
  • Produces a record of training within the Learning Management System.

Instructional Methods

Instruction is delivered via on-line computer program interaction which includes visual text, audio narration, images, diagrams, charts and other graphics. If the student is unable to complete the course in one session, the student may log out. The program records module completions and quiz questions answered. When returning to the course, the student may resume at the last point of progress.


A student has completed the course when all pages within the six modules have been presented, and all questions have been answered correctly. Each module contains 10 quiz questions.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to SMS Training
  • Understanding the SMS
  • Roles & Responsibilities of Personnel
  • Human Factors Awareness
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Hazard Identification and Reporting