Fatigue Risk Management System Integration
“Data based decision making is one of the most important facets of any management system” ICAO Safety Management Manual (Doc9859) 3rd Ed, Chapter 2
Fatigue has been cited as a contributing factor in aviation accidents. Therefore, a robust Safety Management System (SMS) must take fatigue into account. Capturing and analyzing data within the SMS provides tangible evidence to both airlines and pilots on the effect of fatigue.
An effective Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) will rely on a culture that encourages reporting of observed hazards during operations. Under this culture, the pilot will be comfortable feeding back information on their performance during a flight. The analysis of the data captured provides information to the airline operations department, allowing them to proactively manage the impact of fatigue and adjust their recommendations for flying hours and rest times. This analytical, proactive approach to fatigue risk management builds on the same principles as those applied to SMS.
We will work with you to integrate FRM solutions like Jeppesen CrewAlert to provide airlines with a new automated solution to report crew fatigue. CrewAlert, an iPhone application built on the Boeing (1) Alertness Model (BAM),
(1) Jeppesen is a Boeing Company.
The BAM Model was designed to help airlines and their crews manage alertness and fatigue. CrewAlert is able to automatically submit crew fatigue reports directly into the SMS information Management solution product. This co-ordination allows airlines to create safety reports that aid root cause analysis when working to reduce crew fatigue.
Contact us to discuss SMS Challenges in your organization