Safety Management Systems (SMS) Training, Implementation, and Consulting

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SMS is defined as, The formal, business like approach to managing safety risk. It includes systematic procedures, practices, and policies for the management of safety (including safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion).


TACG provides holistic, or a la carte, solutions for your company's SMS needs and/or requirements. Our solutions have been developed in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). We know how SMS works from both the State Regulator (we assist CAAs with State Safety Program [SSP] implementation) as well as the Operator sides! TACG can provide the following non-exhaustive services to help you achieve your Phase 4, MODEL SMS:


SMS Courses


SMS Packages


Safety Culture Consulting


Virtual Safety Office




SMS Solutions for all Types of Operators

TACG provides SMS training, consulting, implementation, and objective audits (Gap Analyses) for all types of aviation organizations, including-


  • Airlines
  • Business Aviation/Charter Operators
  • Helicopter Operators
  • Airports
  • Ground Service Providers (GSPs)
  • Fixed Base Operators (FBOs)
  • Flight Schools
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Facilities (MROs)
  • Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Accident Investigation Agencies

Experience Counts!

TACG has extensive experience in SMS. We did not just jump on the bandwagon! In fact, we've been doing SMS since 2006, long before SMS became a global aviation buzzword. 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.

TACG president Dr. Bob Baron 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.






TACG is proud to partner with SMS Pro®!



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Presentations on YouTube


Approaches to Safety

The Four Pillars of Safety Management

The Kobe Bryant Helicopter Accident