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Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management: managing fatigue, sleepiness and reduced alertness

Locations & Dates
Schiphol-Rijk Netherlands
29 - 30 June 2021 Available classroom+virtual
28 - 29 October 2021 Available
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€ 1170.00
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This course is intended for anyone working in aviation who has a responsibility for managing fatigue risk. This 2-day course begins with an introduction to the science of fatigue and alertness management, before describing the requirements of  Part-ORO with respect to FRM. ways that operators can manage the problem, for example managing fatigue under the operator’s Safety Management System, or by establishing a system for Fatigue Risk Management (FRM).

Day 2 of the course describes the FRM predictive, reactive and proactive processes that an operator can establish to collect and track fatigue data. Roster fatigue metrics and fatigue safety performance indicators are described with extensive examples.

Course Content

The course will cover the following topics:

a)      crew and management responsibilities for managing fatigue.

b)      the basics of fatigue including sleep fundamentals and the effects of disturbing the circadian rhythms;

c)      the causes of fatigue;

d)      the effect of fatigue on performance;

e)      fatigue countermeasures;

f)       the influence of lifestyle on fatigue;

g)      sleep disorders and their possible treatments;

h)      effects  of  long  range  operations  and  heavy short range schedules on individuals;

i)       the effect of operating through and within multiple time zones;

j)       requirements of Part-ORO with respect to FRM;

k)      FRM predictive, reactive and proactive processes;

l)       collection of fatigue data (both subjective and objective) to feed the FRM system;

m)     roster fatigue metrics;

n)      fatigue safety performance indicators;

o)      use of fatigue reporting systems and implementing mitigations;

p)      content and delivery of a fatigue training programme.



The course is highly interactive, with an emphasis on learning through discovery and discussion. The course features incident investigations, reviews of fatigue reports, discussions and various tasks designed to make the training engaging.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the course delegates will have a sound understanding of the science behind FRM, the requirements of Part-ORO with respect to FRM, the components of fatigue risk management and the processes (predictive, proactive, reactive) used to identify, measure, mitigate and manage fatigue risk within their operation.

Who should take this course

Safety Managers, Safety Analysts, FSAG members, FRM trainers and instructors, FRM auditors, Accountable Managers.


Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the course to access course material which will only be provided in electronic format.


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

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Locations & Dates
JAA TO Schiphol-Rijk, NL Netherlands
29 - 30 June 2021 Available classroom+virtual
28 - 29 October 2021 Available
€ 1170.00
Register now