Safety Management Systems (SMS) Training


TACG has been doing SMS for a long time. We didn't just jump on the bandwagon!
We fully understand what SMS is (as well as what it isn't).


Our strategic partnership with SMS Pro allows us to help you build a truly holistic SMS. 
TACG can help you implement your SMS...SMS Pro
can help you measure it!


TACG provides SMS services for the following types of aviation organizations:


  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) Facilities
  • Ground Service Providers (GSPs)
  • Flight Schools
  • Helicopter Operators
  • Part 135/Charter Operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) Here is a testimonial from an attendee at a recent SMS SSP Implementation Course for a CAA:

Probably the best SMS presenter i have come across...the aviation world needs people like Bob and your good program...SMS PRO...states need to be convinced to embrace SMS and have stronger legislation to support it....maybe you and Bob can tailor make a program and course for aviation ministries. TM (***Civil Aviation Authority).


TACG is one of the most experienced consulting firms within the SMS space! We don't just check boxes (and neither should you). We consider ourselves SMS artists/architects. We make SMS work for any size aviation operation, whether it be a small flight department with only a few pilots, a large airport, or the world's largest airline. We understand scalability! 

We have affordable SMS options for any size aviation operation. These options include:

  • SMS Courses
  • SMS Jumpstart Packages
  • Flat-Fee SMS Implementation Packages
  • Objective Gap Analyses and Audits
  • SMS Consulting

Don't make an expensive mistake and wind up with an SM Mess!

Contact us for a free initial consultation and let us help you build a model SMS!

Dr. Bob Baron

Dr. Bob Baron

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.

Dr. Baron 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 on a global basis.


SMS Jumpstart Package

SMS Pillars

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.

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:

  • High-level training on SMS and safety culture specifically for top-management
  • Basic Gap Analysis
  • Walk-around assessment (including interviews, documentation, procedures, and real-time observations
  • Our SMS Expanded Implementation Course
  • Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement
To receive a quote, or request additional information.

SMS Flat-Fee Implementation Package

Flat Rate!

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)
  • One year (12 full months) of TACG assistance to implement your organization's SMS (extendable if required)
  • Onsite (face-to-face) and Internet video assistance/support during all phases of your SMS implementation
  • Your own personal safety advisor that will answer your questions within hours...not days or weeks
  • Our SMS Expanded Implementation Course
  • Assistance developing your SMS manual
  • Safety culture assessments (pre-post measures)
  • Gap analyses (pre-post measures)
  • A customized, phased, structured, logical, and "realistic" implementation plan
  • Software training for clients that purchase SMS Pro software
  • Comprehensive report upon conclusion of training/consulting engagement
To receive a quote, or request additional information.