Fatigue Risk Management
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Fatigue Risk Management

Fatigue Risk Management

Expertise and services to build and operate an effective Fatigue Risk Management System 

We can help you to predict, react to and proactively manage fatigue across your organisation. In the safety-critical world of aviation, fatigue is the stealthy enemy of flight crew, cabin crew and air traffic controllers. Left unmanaged, it impairs performance and decisions and increases error rates and the risk of tragedy.

With effect from February 2016, operators will need to demonstrate compliance with ORO.FTL.120 and FAA 117.7. The new Subpart FTL sets out the legal requirements for the approval and oversight of Fatigue Risk Management (FRM), causing operators to show how they predict, react to and proactively manage fatigue levels across their organisations.

Under the new fatigue rules, operators can adopt a more flexible, tiered approach to fatigue management – without increasing costs or time. Realising the benefits of FRM within your Safety Management System and understanding how to mitigate and measure fatigue are just some of the challenges ahead which we can help you with.

Challenges you may be facing

  • A nervous workforce worried about working harder for the same or less money
  • The need to establish audit controls and analyse your data to obtain competitive Flight Time Limitations (FTL) deviations
  • You need to improve your ability to make risk-based decisions to drive greater operational efficiencies
  • You need to develop your capability in delivering effective fatigue mitigation strategies

How we can help

If you are not confident that your FRMS is performing for your organisation, or if you are not sure you have the required skills and competencies in your team to effectively and proactively manage fatigue risk within your safety management system, then our fatigue risk management training and consultancy services may be the option for you. Whether you are looking for one-to-one coaching or a structured training programme, we can help you:

  • Engage with your workforce to design higher operational efficiency rosters which also improve work/life balance for them
  • Understand the new regulations and the intent that lies behind them so that you can formulate effective policies and procedures that best suit your organisation
  • Assess what level of FRM is best for your business. Does your current SMS give you the information you need for proactive risk-based decision-making?
  • Know how to analyse your data and present in a safety case in order that the regulator grants competitive Flight Time Limitations (FTL) deviations or derogations.
  • Understand fatigue, its causes and how to mitigate it
  • Get the best out of your workforce; increased operational efficiency, reduced sickness and greater happiness
  • Provide assurance to your Accountable Manager and Regulator in equal measures that fatigue risk is being proactively managed and mitigated against.

Fatigue Risk Management and your SMS

If you don’t yet carry out FRM as part of your risk management, or are looking to understand how to comply with the new regulations, our FRM consulting services and training programmes can help you understand the challenges ahead that need to be addressed. Together, we can help your organisation reap the benefits of having a performing FRMS and an improved overall understanding of the levels of safety risk your organisation carries, with practical measures that can be taken to improve this.

Benefits of effective fatigue management within your safety risk management system include:

  • Improved overall safety performance and greater reassurance of the safety of your operations
  • Improved management of safety risk through effective, predictive and proactive risk-based decision-making
  • Competitive advantages through FTL deviation
  • Greater degree of trust and respect between the workforce and senior management, providing you with an enhanced picture of safety risk within your organisation and an improved safety culture
  • Reduction of repeat occurrences and inefficient use of resources through improved organisational learning
  • Improved safety strategy implementation
  • Improved ability to demonstrate safety performance to your regulator – leading to reduced regulator interventions and oversight through greater confidence in your Safety Management System