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Fatigue Awareness & Personal Mitigation Strategies – Flight Crew

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Learn the fundamentals of sleep science and fatigue, the impact of fatigue, and strategies to mitigate the likelihood of fatigue-related incidents. In the aviation industry, fatigue is a significant contributor to workplace incidents which can compromise the safety of passengers.

Employees working in aviation are more prone to fatigue because they engage in shift work to serve the needs of their company. This course will increase your awareness of fatigue, introduce you to the causes of fatigue and provide you with strategies to manage fatigue effectively between flights or shifts.

Organizations having implemented or considering implementing a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS), will find this course a useful and cost-effective training tool for:

  • Ensuring their personnel is performing at adequate levels of alertness while on duty, and
  • Achieving a realistic balance between safety, productivity, and costs.

What you will learn

  • Discover how fatigue affects your performance
  • Find out why regulations about Fatigue Risk Management are necessary in aviation
  • Examine the scientific principles of sleep
  • Learn about the different types of sleep disorders and their impact on fatigue
  • Discover how to identify the warning signs of fatigue
  • Adopt effective practices for preventing and mitigating fatigue

Available as: eLearning course
Duration: 4 hours including an online exam
Recommended level: Entry-level and Professional
Prerequisites: Existing experience on the job recommended but not necessary

Key topics

  • The structure of Fatigue Risk Management Systems
  • Roles and responsibilities of the three groups in managing fatigue
  • Scientific principles of sleep
  • Identifying fatigue in the workplace
  • Types of sleep disorders
  • Personal mitigation strategies
  • Fatigue Risk Management Processes
  • Causes and consequences of fatigue on the job
  • On-duty mitigation strategies

Who should attend

Flight Crew - The course supports the IATA Standards & Recommended Practices related to FRMS in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

Additional information

The curriculum is broken down in to two parts:

  1. The fundamentals of Fatigue, which provides an overview of fatigue, and
  2. A job-specific module, providing practical personal mitigation strategies for flight crew

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