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Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) (Classroom, 3 days)

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Benefit from the latest in scientific discoveries and developments in the management of risk posed by fatigue in aviation.

Available as: Classroom & In-Company course
Duration: 3 days (24 hours)
Recommended level: Professional and Management
Prerequisites: None

Next class

Aug 10 - Aug 12, 2016 - Singapore (IATA)

3 additional classes are scheduled. See all

What you will learn

  • Benefit from the new discoveries about fatigue, and how to mitigate its effect on aviation safety
  • Learn how to manage fatigue in a systematic way
  • Be brought up to date on the industry documentation relating to Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)
  • Learn how to implement an FRMS in your organization
  • Understand how a FRMS can be integrated into a Safety Management System (SMS)

Course content

  • Description of a Fatigue Risk Management System
  • Comparison with the traditional methods of air crew fatigue risk management
  • The benefits of introducing FRMS
  • Lessons from science: sleep science; circadian rhythms; shift work; jet lag; the use of bio-mathematical models; measuring crew member fatigue
  • FRMS policy and documentation including numerous examples of FRMS policy statements
  • The steps in Fatigue Risk Management Processes
  • FRMS Safety Assurance Processes
  • FRMS promotion including Training Programs
  • FRMS Implementation
  • How to build the culture of trust for a collaborative approach to FRMS implementation
  • Reference material: “Fatigue Risk Management Systems, Implementation Guide for Operations, 1st Edition, July 2011’; ICAO Annex 6, Part 1; ICAO Doc 9966 ICAO FRMS Manual for Regulators; ICAO proposal SMS Annex 19; ICAO Safety Management Manual, 3rd Edition.

Who should attend

  • Air Crew
  • Airline Operations Managers
  • Safety Managers from Airlines and Civil Aviation Authorities

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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