Understanding How to Manage Fatigue Risk

TS132 | 2 days

Part 145 | Air Operations | Railways | Energy
If you are new to fatigue risk management (FRM) or are expected to comply with new fatigue regulation, meeting 
requirements can be daunting. This course unpacks fatigue risk management and explains how it is applied in your industry, linking fatigue science to evidence-based strategies to reduce fatigue risk from an individual and organisational perspective. 

Managers will understand how to meet their specific fatigue risk management responsibilities, and the importance of having a fatigue reporting system in place.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of fatigue science and risk management 
principles so you can manage fatigue risk relevant to your operation (e.g. type of schedules, context and regulation).

Upcoming Training

08 Oct - 09 Oct 2024

Virtual Classroom

£790.00 (excl. VAT)

26 Nov - 27 Nov 2024

Virtual Classroom

£790.00 (excl. VAT)

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Delivered exclusively for your company

How will this course benefit me?
Delivered by our fatigue risk management experts, this course will provide guidance on how to manage fatigue risk in your operation.

From this course you will be able to:

• Apply fatigue science principles to identify fatiguing elements and reduce fatigue in sample work patterns 
• Identify methods for assessing and mitigating fatigue risk in your operation that align with SMS, fatigue science research, and regulatory requirements 
• Demonstrate the ability to systematically address a fatigue-related operational issue (scenario-based) by considering the FRM principles learned today 
• Identify the next steps to begin developing FRM in your operation.

Key areas of focus
• Identifying the rationale for FRM, as opposed to simple hours of work regulation
• Understanding how FRM is applied to your operation
• Understanding the key drivers of successful fatigue reporting system
• Applying basic scientific principles to reduce fatigue in working patterns

Is this course right for me?
This course is designed for managers of safety critical shift workers, who may also be shift workers themselves. As a foundation level course, it is designed for people in a variety of roles, for example:

• Safety Managers
• Fatigue Managers 
• Fatigue Specialists 
• Crewing Managers
• Operations Managers
• Compliance Monitoring Managers
• Human Factors Leads
• Quality Managers
• Occupational Health Professionals 
• High Level Supervisors

No experience of fatigue risk management is required. Ideally you have an understanding of Safety Management System (SMS) principles (for example you have attended TS02: Practical application of SMS). However, this is not mandatory.

Course details
Course format: This training is an overview course and is a blend of taught sessions, facilitated discussions and group exercises and is aimed at individuals who will become responsible for implementing or developing Fatigue Risk Management.
Course level: Foundation: Suitable for those with little or no prior experience who are looking to develop a fundamental understanding of the subject. 
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility. 12 persons maximum for virtual classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no formal or legal requirement for me to implement FRMS in my industry – is this course right for me?

As part of managing operational safety, fatigue is simply another hazard. This course is designed to help you to understand how fatigue risk management differs from managing other areas of safety, and how it can be combined within your overall management system.

Is this course suitable for my front-line workforce?

This course is designed for managers and supervisors, to assist them in implementing the system of support to ensure fatigue risk is managed. For your workforce, please contact us for solutions which are specifically designed for front-line personnel.

My organisation follows prescriptive hours of work rules – why do we need to do Fatigue Risk Management too?

This question is explored in detail in the course. For most organisations, generic hours of work regulation is not sufficient to control fatigue risk. Just as in other areas of safety management, operational context and your specific work environment must be considered to ensure that risks are managed appropriately.

How is this course tailored to different industries?

The core principles of fatigue risk management apply to all industries. Your expert facilitator will guide you through specific strategies and relevant regulations for your industry – whether that is in part 145, Air Operations, Railways or the Energy Sector.

What are the added benefits of managing fatigue risk?

Effective FRM provides strategies and the framework in which your employees can sleep well. Well rested employees benefit from increased wellbeing and are less likely to make fatigue-related errors. In turn, the organisations benefit from better employee retention and improved morale.