Aviation Safety Management Systems SMS Training


A Safety Management System is defined by the FAA 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 is a worldwide leading provider of SMS training, SMS consulting, and SMS implementation.
  • TACG's SMS solutions have been developed in accordance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
  • TACG's SMS solutions meet FAA Part 5 requirements.
  • TACG's SMS solutions are scalable! From one-aircraft operations all the way up to, and including, major airlines!
  • TACG knows how SMS works from both the State Regulator (we assist CAAs with State Safety Program [SSP] implementation) as well as the Operator sides!

 

 

We Work With All Types of Operators

 

  • Airlines
  • Business Aviation/Part 135 Charter Operators
  • Helicopter Operators
  • Airports
  • Ground Service Providers (GSPs)
  • Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs)
  • Fixed Base Operators (FBOs)
  • Flight Schools
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Facilities (MROs) Part 145
  • Manufacturers
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone Operators
  • Aerospace / Sub-Orbital / Space Operations
  • Accident Investigation Agencies
  • Civil Aviation Authorities

 

SMS Solutions

 

  • SMS Training
  • SMS Consulting
  • SMS Audits (Gap Analysis)
  • SMS Implementation Packages
  • SMS Software

 

 

Courses

SMS Expanded Implementation (5 days)

This is a comprehensive course that covers Safety Management and SMS implementation in detail. It builds on our SMS Basic Implementation course by providing the attendee with additional skills and knowledge necessary to conduct safety management activities as well as the required knowledge and tools to implement, and sustain, a functional, Phase 4 SMS within their organization. As part of the course, attendees will conduct their own Gap Analysis under the guidance of the course instructor. This course is developed in accordance with ICAO's Document 9859 (Safety Management Manual) and easily meets and exceeds the recommended training requirements set forth by ICAO as well as CAAs and Regulators worldwide.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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SMS Basic Implementation (2 days)

This course begins with the principles of safety management and then delves into the SMS implementation process. As part of the course, attendees will conduct their own Gap Analysis under the guidance of the course instructor. This course is developed in accordance with ICAO's Document 9859 (Safety Management Manual) and easily meets and exceeds the recommended training requirements set forth by ICAO as well as CAAs and Regulators worldwide.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (scheduled courses)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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SMS Train-The-Trainer (4 days)

This SMS Instructor(Train-The-Trainer) course is appropriate for company personnel who would like to learn how to develop and teach SMS courses. This is a 4-day intensive course that, upon successful completion, will certify the candidate as a company SMS trainer, and be approvable as such by your CAA.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (scheduled courses)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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SMS Simplified (4 hours)
(for small aviation organizations)

An SMS is not a "one size fits all" program. It is scalable to any size aviation organization. This short course is targeted toward the smaller aviation organizations that may have limited resources to implement and sustain a functional SMS.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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SMS Overview (1 day)

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.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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SMS For High-Level Management (1 day)

A short SMS course specifically targeted to the CEO, President, Accountable Executive, COO, CFO, Safety Team, Department Heads, and other high-level management.

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  • Virtual (on request) 

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Safety Investigation (3 days)

Safety investigation is a critical component of your SMS. This course provides the attendee with the techniques and methods to conduct effective safety investigations within their company.    

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Safety Culture Development (1 day)

A strong safety culture is an absolute necessity for aviation organizations! This includes the incorporation of a Just Culture. Without a good culture, organizations will struggle to obtain resilience to adverse events, possibly leading to a catastrophic accident; an accident that could have easily been prevented. This course provides the attendee with the necessary knowledge to build and/or reinforce a strong safety culture within their organization.

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  • Virtual (on request) 

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Safety Auditing (2 days)

This course provides attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan and conduct an aviation safety audit. The course covers regulatory compliance as well as performance-based auditing techniques. The focus is on the company's SMS.

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Safety Risk Management (4 hours)

Safety Risk Management (SRM) is one of the most important elements of an organization's SMS. Yet, many safety managers find SRM challenging, or difficult, to effectively implement and/or sustain. This course provides the attendee with the concepts and processes needed to have an effective SRM program within their organization.   

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  • Virtual (on request) 

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Safety Performance Monitoring, Measurement, and Analysis (4 hours)

Safety performance activities provide an organization with the means to determine whether its activities and processes are working effectively to achieve its safety goals and objectives. This course provides the attendee with the necessary knowledge to collect and analyze data through various company activities and processes such as Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs), the voluntary reporting system, and surveys.

  • Your Facility (on request)
  • Virtual (on request) 

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Performance-Based Auditing (2 days)

ICAO requires a mix of both prescriptive and performance approaches to auditing. However, this course focuses specifically on Performance-Based Auditing (PBA) for assessing an Operator’s SMS from the Regulator’s oversight perspective. One of the primary components of PBA is Risk-Based Oversight (RBO). Since RBO relates to the identification and management of risks, a good amount of time is spent on the planning and implementation of RBO, from both the Operator’s as well as CAA's perspective.

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  • Virtual (on request) 

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Software


SMS Software Solutions (offered through our partner SMS Pro)

 


 

 

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.

 

Dr. Baron making a safety presentation at NASA

 

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 as an aviation safety consultant, implementing SMS and acting as a cultural change agent in some of the most challenging parts of the world.


 

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