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TACG can help you implement your SMS...

 

 

SMS Pro can help you measure it!

    

     TACG provides training and consulting in Safety Management Systems (SMS) on a global basis. In the U.S., SMS is not currently mandatory for most operators, but this will soon change. We suggest being proactive and "staying ahead of the curve" by beginning your SMS implementation now, as SMS will be required by mandate in the very near future. For operators outside of the U.S., SMS may or may not be mandatory at this time, depending on your geographic location. Regardless, if your country is signatory to ICAO, your CAA will soon require you to have an SMS if you do not already have one. TACG works with operators on a worldwide basis to assist with their SMS implementation process.

    

     TACG has the experience and know-how to assist with your SMS implementation, whether your aviation organization is an airline, MRO, airport, or any other type of operator. We can assist your organization with a wide menu of options; these options include "a la carte" services all the way up to full SMS implementation for one flat fee! Additionally, we have partnered with SMS Pro, the leading SMS software provider, to offer you the most robust software solution available, to measure and monitor your SMS. We would be happy to set up an SMS Pro software demo for you to see for yourself why SMS Pro is the best software solution on the market! 

 

     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.

 

Safety Management System Defined

 

A safety management system (SMS) is a systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organizational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures (ICAO).

 

The Important Difference Between SMS and QMS

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," the 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!

 

What do you get with our SMS Jumpstart Package?

(Note: this package can be revised/modified based on company size and/or client needs)

 

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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SMS Expanded Implementation 5-day course for the safety team

Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement

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SMS Implementation Package

 

 

     If you prefer to have more in-depth assistance with the implementation of your SMS, TACG is here for you! With our SMS Implementation Package you can rest assured that your organization will have an in-depth understanding of SMS rather than a "fill in the box" approach. To attain this goal, we include upper-management from the very beginning of the implementation process. 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 SMS Implementation Package?

(Note: this package can be revised/modified based on company size and/or client needs)

 

Three (3) onsite visits within a 12 month period-

 

1st onsite visit agenda: Nine (9) full days of SMS training and consulting. Including:

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

* Pre Gap Analysis

* Pre safety culture assessment

* SMS implementation plan development 

* SMS Expanded Implementation 5-day course for the safety team

 

2nd onsite visit agenda: Three (3) full days of SMS consulting. Including:  

* SMS implementation assessment

* Walk-around assessment of operations

* Hands-on, face-to-face assistance with issues or questions

 

3rd onsite visit agenda: Five (5) full days of SMS consulting. Including:  

* Post Gap Analysis

* Post safety culture assessment

* SMS implementation plan final assessment and review

* Hands-on, face-to-face assistance with issues or questions

 

Continuous access to your own personal safety advisor from start to finish. We're with you all the way! 

* Through email and/or Skype®

* Response within hours, not days or weeks. We promise!

  

      Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement

 

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"A La Carte" Services

 

Gap Analysis

     One of the most important aspects of your SMS implementation is the Gap Analysis. The Gap Analysis is an audit-type checklist that allows the organization to determine which SMS elements are implemented and which elements are not (or not fully) implemented. We can provide objective, unbiased Gap Analyses at your location.

SMS Audits

     External SMS audits allow the organization to have an objective, unbiased assessment of the current state of their SMS. We can come to your location and conduct a thorough SMS audit to give you additional piece of mind regarding the status of your SMS!

 

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SMS Expanded Implementation

SMS for High-Level Management

SMS Expanded Implementation

5 days

 

The most comprehensive Safety Management course you can get for your money!

 

 

COURSE NAME: Safety Management Systems Expanded Implementation

 

COURSE 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

 

COURSE 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

 

WHAT TO WEAR: Business casual

 

INCLUDED IN COURSE:

 Coursebook

 CD with all slides and videos shown in course

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

 Handouts

 SMS electronic library provided on CD

 Certificate of Training

 

COURSE TOPICS:

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

 Introduction to Safety Management

 Hazards

 Safety Risks

 ICAO Safety Management SARPS

 Introduction to Safety Management Systems

 SMS Planning

 SMS Operation

 Phased Approach to SMS Implementation

 Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

 Human Factors in Safety Systems

 GAP Analysis Worksheet Review and Guidance for Your Company

 Making the SMS Manual Yours (template included in course)

 SMS Software Demonstration/Methods for Data Analysis

 Numerous Case Studies and Exercises/Activities

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

Courses are conducted at customer locations (onsite) as well as on a (scheduled) and (on-request) basis at our Myrtle Beach, SC, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA locations.

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SMS for High-Level Management 

Half-Day, 1-Day, and 2-Day Options!

 

COURSE NAME: 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

 

COURSE DURATION: 

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

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

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

 

WHAT TO WEAR: Business casual

 

INCLUDED IN COURSE:

 Coursebook

 Certificate of Training

 

COURSE TOPICS (All topics address SMS from a high-level perspective, i.e., top down):

 Organizational Culture

 Safety Culture

 Introduction to SMS

 Safety Policy

 Safety Risk Management

 Safety Assurance

 Safety Promotion

 SMS Implementation Plan

 GAP Analysis

 SMS Manual

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

This course is conducted on-request at customer locations only

Click here for a quote for an on-request course

 

 

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