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Safety Management Systems

For Airlines, Airports, MRO's and More

 

TACG can help you implement your SMS...

 

 

SMS Pro can help you measure it!

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SMS Jumpstart Package

SMS Flat-Fee Implementation Package

SMS Expanded Implementation Course

SMS Overview Course

SMS for High-Level Management Course

 

A Note About Safety Management Systems

 

TACG President and Chief Consultant Dr. Bob Baron began teaching and consulting in SMS in 2006, long before SMS became a buzzword in the United States. Today, it seems like everybody is (or wants to be) an SMS expert. Sadly, this has led to poor guidance, and ultimately, much frustration for organizations attempting to implement a functional SMS. SMS is not something that should be attempted by someone without the proper qualifications and experience. An analogy would be: Yes, you could have a nurse remove your gall bladder but you'd probably have much better results if you had a trained surgeon remove it! The same applies to SMS. Dr. Baron did not jump on the SMS bandwagon; instead, he has developed a foundation of academic and practical experience that has been time tested. He has a Ph.D in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (the things safety culture and SMS are built on), has conducted dissertation research on safety climate at an aircraft maintenance facility, and works globally (in the trenches) as an aviation safety consultant, implementing SMS and acting as a cultural change agent in some of the most challenging parts of the world.   

 

SMS Jumpstart Package

 

 

     Check out our popular "SMS Jumpstart Package!" This package provides you with the tools necessary to get your company's SMS off the ground. Upon completion of the "jumpstart," your company will be better able to understand the processes involved to successfully implement an SMS.

 

 

     Most companies will be self-sufficient upon completion of the jumpstart, however if additional assistance is required, TACG is always available to provide additional help! Or, if you prefer to have us do most of the work for you for one set price, check out our SMS Flat-Fee Implementation Package (on the right).

 

What do you get with our SMS Jumpstart Package?

(Note: this package can be revised/modified on customer request)

 

     Nine (9) full days of SMS training and consulting. Including:

 

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High-level training on SMS and safety culture specifically for top-management

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Basic Gap Analysis

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Walk-around assessment (including interviews, documentation, procedures, and real-time observations

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Our SMS Expanded Implementation Course

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Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement

 

 To receive a quote, or request additional information, please

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SMS Flat-Fee Implementation Package

     TACG provides full-service, flat-fee, term-based SMS assistance (or...simply put...we do most of the work for you for one set price!). We work directly with your company utilizing mixed modalities for convenience and efficiency. These modalities include face-to-face consulting and training at your location and Internet video conferencing (which can be as simple as Skype). We can be the other employee you wish you had!

 

     With our flat-fee SMS Implementation Package you can rest assured that you will have an in-depth understanding of SMS rather than just a "fill in the box" approach. This includes assistance with getting management onboard (buy-in) rather than just "lip service." Our shared goal is to build a strong safety culture; something that needs to start at the very highest levels of your organization and filter all the way down to the line employees!

 

What do you get with our flat-fee SMS implementation Package?

(Note: this package can be revised/modified on customer request)

 

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One year (12 full months) of TACG assistance to implement your organization's SMS (extendable if required).

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Onsite (face-to-face) and Internet video assistance/support during all phases of your SMS implementation

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Your own personal safety advisor that will answer your questions within hours...not days or weeks

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Our SMS Expanded Implementation Course

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Assistance developing your SMS manual

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Safety culture assessments (pre-post measures)

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Gap analyses (pre-post measures) 

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A customized, phased, structured, logical, and "realistic" implementation plan

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Software training for clients that purchase SMS Pro software

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Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement

 

 To receive a quote, or request additional information, please

click here

 

Need an objective Gap Analysis/Audit for a new or existing SMS?

You've come to the right place!

Click here to request a quote

 

SMS Courses

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Safety Management Systems Expanded Implementation

Description

This is a total immersion course that will allow the attendee to fully understand Safety Management principles as well as how to implement a functional Safety Management System at his/her own organization. Our SMS Expanded Implementation course is developed in accordance with ICAO's Document 9859 (Safety Management Manual rev. 3) and easily meets and exceeds the recommended training requirements set forth by ICAO as well as CAA's and Regulators worldwide.

 

This comprehensive course begins with an in-depth presentation on the fundamentals of safety and safety management then progresses into the heart of Safety Management System development, implementation, and ongoing operation. Additionally, attendees will receive extensive training on how to conduct a GAP analysis and develop their own customized SMS manual (template included in course). Attendees will also receive an SMS software demonstration with the option to purchase software through our world-class SMS software partner SMS Pro.

Who Should Attend

This total submersion course is geared towards those people responsible for the implementation of their organization's SMS.

Location

On request at your location. We conduct courses worldwide!

Fee

Click here for a quote

Duration

40.0 hrs. (5 days)

Time

8:00am-5:00pm daily (includes a one hour break for lunch)

What to Bring

 Laptop computer with Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Acrobat programs

Included

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Coursebook

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CD with all slides and videos shown in course

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SMS Manual Template (to help create your own manual. Most of the work has been done for you)

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Handouts

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SMS electronic library provided on CD

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Certificate of Training

Topics

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The Foundation of Safety (with an emphasis on safety culture)

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Introduction to Safety Management

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Hazards

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Safety Risks

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ICAO Safety Management SARPS

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Introduction to Safety Management Systems

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SMS Planning

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SMS Operation

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Phased Approach to SMS Implementation

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Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

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Human Factors in Safety Systems

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GAP Analysis Worksheet Review and Guidance for Your Company

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Making the SMS Manual Yours (template included in course)

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SMS Software Demonstration/Methods for Data Analysis

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Numerous Case Studies and Exercises/Activities

 

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Safety Management Systems Overview

Description

Lots of buzz going around lately about Safety Management Systems! Perhaps you've read up on SMS and still have many questions. You may know that SMS has, or will, become mandatory for virtually all aviation operators over the next few years. Our SMS Overview course is the perfect starting point to separate fact from fiction as you begin thinking about SMS implementation at your own organization. This course is jam-packed with information that you can use immediately to help you make informed decisions as you begin the SMS implementation process.

Who Should Attend

Safety/quality managers and middle management. This course is an excellent starting point for those people that are not that familiar with SMS, or are currently in the "investigative stage," for SMS implementation within their own company. This course is also ideal for any person interested in gaining knowledge of SMS concepts, principles, and philosophies.

Location

On request at your location. We conduct courses worldwide!

Fee

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Duration

8.0 hrs. (1 day)

Time

8:00am-5:00pm (includes a one hour break for lunch)

What to Bring

N/A

Included

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Slides

Topics

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SMS Fundamentals

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Introduction to SMS

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Policy

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Safety Risk Management

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Safety Assurance

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Safety Promotion

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SMS Implementation Plan

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GAP Analysis

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SMS Manual

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Safety Culture

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Reporting Systems

 

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Safety Management Systems for High-Level Management 

Who Should Attend

CEO, President, Accountable Executive, COO, CFO, Safety Team, Department Heads, and other high-level management.

Location

On request at your location. We conduct courses worldwide!

Fee

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Duration

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Option 1: 4.0 hrs. (Half day). "Need to know" essentials

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Option 2: 8.0 hrs. (1 day). "Need to know" with additional breadth and depth

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Option 3: 16.0 hrs. (2 days). Robust sessions for an in-depth understanding of SMS from the management perspective  

Time

Varies

What to Bring

N/A

Included

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Coursebook

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Certificate of Training

Topics

All topics address SMS from a high-level perspective, i.e., top down

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Organizational Culture

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Safety Culture

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Introduction to SMS

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Safety Policy

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Safety Risk Management

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Safety Assurance

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Safety Promotion

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SMS Implementation Plan

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GAP Analysis

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SMS Manual

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