Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

3-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-company Delivery
  • Classroom courses in London Gatwick
  • Delivered by UK CAA regulators and FRMS experts
  • Learn to identify and manage the risk of fatigue
  • Explore real-life examples from other organisations
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04/07/2023 London Gatwick £1,290.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Fatigue Risk Management System?

Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) is a systematic and data driven approach to managing fatigue risks. An FRMS develops a deeper collaborative understanding of the impact of fatigue within an organisations operational context and on those working within it. It aims to effectively and proactively manage identified real world fatigue risks to minimise their impact on safety.

Course Overview

Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) are a crucial safety system for airline operators. This course provides the bespoke tools for understanding fatigue risk by focusing on developing an understanding of fatigue science and the tools used to gather objective and subjective data.  It will develop delegates understanding on how to develop and use an airlines’ specific fatigue metrics to assess their fatigue risks.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for personnel involved in the management of aircrew, for whom fatigue is a risk factor. Tangible benefits have been identified by Safety Managers, Rostering Managers, Business Jet Managers and Regulatory personnel with an aircrew fatigue management remit.

Key topics

This training course will include the following topics:

  • The use of scientific research in FRMS
  • The use of scientific research within an airline operation
  • Bespoke fatigue metrics for risk assessment and risk assurance
  • How to develop a safety case
  • Assessing overall effectiveness of the FRMS

Course objectives

With guidance from your UK CAA expert instructors, the delegates will gain an understanding in:

  • FRMS and how it integrates within the organisations SMS
  • The differences between fatigue management under SMS and under an FRMS
  • A deeper understanding of fatigue research science tools used to gather objective and subjective data.
  • Using fatigue metrics to conduct the fatigue assurance functions required of your FRMS
  • Developing an effective reporting policy
  • Common challenges in developing an effective system
  • Importance of an open reporting culture
  • Effective fatigue training and safety promotion

During the course, you will benefit from real-life examples of successful approaches taken by other organisations.

By the end of the course, you will be able to develop your own fatigue risk safety case and seek a variation from prescriptive limitations to develop an effective reporting policy.


Delegates should be familiar with the management of fatigue in an operational environment and have a basic understanding of the ICAO SMS framework.

Further reading

Useful Regulatory Information

ICAO Manual for the Oversight of Fatigue Management Approaches
Describes the oversight of fatigue management approaches. It has been designed to be read in association with one or more of the relevant implementation manuals, depending on the professional group being regulated and monitored.

UK CAA CAP 1289:  Fatigue Management for Crew Members
Highlights the responsibility of crew members outlined in the regulations around fatigue, and the methods available to report it.

ICAO Annex 19 “Safety Management”
ICAO Annex 19 was published in 2013 and outlines the safety management responsibilities of Member States, service providers within those States, and international general aviation operators conducting operations of large or turbojet airplanes.

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In-company delivery?

We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered in the UK or at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Class Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) 04/07/2023 06/07/2023 London Gatwick £1,290.00 More than 5 places Book
Web Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) 06/02/2024 08/02/2024 Online £1,220.00 More than 5 places Book

Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems Instructors

Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems Instructors

Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones

Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems

Kathryn has worked in aviation since 1989 and is an aircrew fatigue management expert. Her experience includes: working for an airline; being a UK CAA auditor; and Head of Scheduling for the British Airline Pilots Union. Kathryn returned to the UK CAA in 2008 and has worked on flight time limitations and fatigue risk management systems and is currently focused on the delivery of the UK CAA’s human factors programme. She has been a member and chair of various European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rulemaking groups and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s Fatigue Risk Management and Human Performance Task Forces. Kathryn also holds a Masters in Air Safety Management.

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