Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) for ANS Providers (Virtual Classroom)

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About

This virtual classroom course will familiarize you with fatigue risk management systems (FRMS) applicable to Air Traffic Management (ATM). It provides an overview of the science that underlies fatigue, its causes and its impact on air traffic controller performance. Concrete real-life examples of how fatigue affects operations are provided coupled with hands-on exercises that reinforce incident/accident anecdotes. You will also receive training on how to assess and mitigate fatigue risk within your organization through the development and implementation of FRMS. The course is designed to help air navigation service providers comply with ICAO fatigue management regulations expected to take effect by 2020.

Course code: TCVT-66-VC

Please note: This virtual classroom course is under refinement.
The final course content may be slightly different than displayed. IATA reserves the right to change the course content without notice. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • Each day of the course will include interactive webinars requiring your participation, multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment

Technical requirements

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Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of Operational Air Traffic Control
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of our 3 virtual venues:

  • Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
    Virtual classroom sessions will begin at the earliest at 10 am and end no later than 8 pm (UTC-5)
    e.g. Seattle 07:00-17:00, Lima 09:00-19:00, Montreal 10:00-20:00, Buenos Aires 11:00-21:00, London 15:00-01:00
  • Virtual Session Asia (IATA)
    Virtual classroom sessions will begin at the earliest at 10 am and end no later than 7 pm (UTC+8)
    e.g. Dubai 06:00-15:00, New Delhi 07:30-16:30, Beijing 10:00-19:00, Singapore 10:00-19:00, Sydney 12:00-21:00, Auckland 14:00-23:00
  • Virtual Session EMEA (IATA)
    Virtual classroom sessions will begin at the earliest from 9 am and end no later than 6 pm (UTC+2)
    e.g. London 08:00-17:00, Geneva 09:00-18:00, Dubai: 11:00-20:00, New Delhi 12:30-21:30, Beijing 15:00-24:00, Singapore 15:00-24:00

For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Be conversant about the factors that cause fatigue
  • Describe how fatigue affects the provision of air traffic services
  • Determine how different approaches to fatigue management affect your organization and be able to assess which one is most appropriate
  • Be familiar with current industry requirements and documentation relating to fatigue management
  • Participate actively in the implementation of fatigue management and be able to meet regulatory requirements

Course content

  • Overview of sleep science and circadian rhythms
  • Effects of shiftwork
  • Standard fatigue measurement techniques
  • How bio-mathematical models estimate air traffic controller fatigue
  • Shortcomings of bio-mathematical models that estimate air traffic controller fatigue
  • The effects of commuting, workload and motivation
  • The relationship between fatigue, operational costs and safety in air traffic control
  • The benefits of introducing an FRMS
  • Comparison of an FRMS with the traditional methods of air traffic controller fatigue risk management
  • How to implement an FRMS
  • The steps in Fatigue Risk Management processes
  • FRMS safety assurance processes
  • FRMS promotion including training programs
  • How to build the culture of trust for a collaborative approach to FRMS implementation
  • Investigating fatigue in reports, incidents, accidents

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs)
  • ATC line managers
  • Air Navigation Service (ANS) Provider rostering personnel

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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