Effective Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

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.

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.

Our Bahrain courses are delivered in cooperation with the Gulf Aviation Academy. Please visit the GAA website for upcoming dates.

Upcoming course dates

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
How to apply?

You can view, book and pay for our open access courses via our online booking system.

Alternatively, please contact our Training Team for more information.

T. +44 (0)330 0224401
E. training@caainternational.com

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.

Course Summary

* Bahrain course delivered in cooperation with the Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA)

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.

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Tailored Training

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.

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