A Fatigue Risk Management System

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The international Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) first introduced a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) in an amendment of Annex 6 in 2008.

The introduction of EU 965/2012 with effect of 2014, consequently required all EU commercial air transport (CAT) operator to implement a FRMS in accordance with ORO.FTL.120 to enable crew members to remain “sufficiently free from fatigue”.

As per ICAO the FRMS shall be a “a data-driven means of continuously monitoring and managing fatigue-related safety risks, based upon scientific principles, knowledge and operational experience that aims to ensure relevant personnel are performing at adequate levels of alertness.”


Historically, the aviation industry have tried to cover the impact of fatigue by a prescriptive approach to limit flight and duty time for aircrew.

A FRMS shall provide the operator with a tool to adjust the risk management system to their own specific operation and needs. It should help to perform operation more effectively.

Course Content

The course provides the means how to identify, monitor, manage and mitigate fatigue by two methods:

  • A prescriptive approach that requires the operator to comply with the duty time limits defined by EASA while managing fatigue hazards using safety management system (SMS) processes; and
  • A performance based approach that requires the Operator to implement a FRMS that is approved by the competent authority.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Identify and understand fatigue
  • Causes for fatigue (sleep quality, aging, environmental factors)
  • Understand the FRMS and its benefit
  • Components of a FRMS including:
  1. Policy and documentations
  2. Fatigue Risk Management Processes
  3. Safety Assurance Processes
  4. Promotion Processes
  5. Generate Data and identify related Safety Performance Indicators (SPI)
  6. Personal fatigue awareness
  7. ICAO approach in Doc. 9966
  8. EASA approach EU 965/2012



Learning Objectives

This course aims to provide the involved persons with the required knowledge and tools to monitor and maintain a FRMS in a sufficient form and proactively identify opportunities to improve operational processes and reduce risks.   

It shall further alert crewmembers so that they can operate to a satisfactory level of performance.

Who should take this course

Personnel responsible to operate and maintain a FRMS from Operators, Service Providers and Competent authorities. Personnel involved in training activities for both flight and cabin crew or personnel voluntarily applying similar standards in other areas of the industry such as continuing or initial airworthiness or ATM.

Persons involved in the Compliance Monitoring or Safety Management System of the organisation.



2 days, starting at 09:00 on both days and finishing at approximately 16.30 on the second day.

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€ 1090.00

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