Managing fatigue-related risks of operational staff is crucial

Managing fatigue of operational staff is crucial to Air Navigation Service Providers. Fatigue Risk Management, or FRM, provides structured methods for managing fatigue-related safety risks, optimising rostering within work time limits and rest minima and maximising human performance and wellbeing in a 24/7 operation.

Identify and manage safety risks following from fatigue

Ensure compliance with ICAO and EASA FRM rules & regulation

Optimise rostering with operational flexibility and within work time limits

Human Performance
Maximise human performance and ensure healthy working conditions

Implementing FRM within your organisation and ensuring compliance with ICAO and EASA regulation can be challenging as FRM requires an integral and multidisciplinary approach and organisation-wide involvement – as FRM touches all aspects from managing staff in rosters and fatigue-related safety risks to business and organisational processes. In addition, successful implementation of FRM involves proper stakeholder management: from operational staff and executive management to aviation authorities and oversight and unions.

What can MovingDot do for you?

MovingDot can assist ANSPs and Civil Aviation Authorities with implementing the FRM method that best suits your operational and organisational environment.  In this we ensure compliance of your fatigue management processes with ICAO and EASA FRM regulation and guidelines, whilst also considering best practices within ANSPs and a step-by-step approach tailored to your organisation.

MovingDot consultants provide you insight, support and pragmatic advice for implementation of FRM within your organisation. MovingDot has unique expertise in human performance and fatigue from an operational and management perspective. It is the combination of our human performance consultants and operational experts that make the difference in successful implementation of FRM within your organisation. For specialistic expertise in rostering and assessment of fatigue, MovingDot works closely together with external consultants in her network.

FRM topics in which our MovingDot consultants can help you are:

  • MovingDot’s FRM snapshot: a quickscan on the status quo with respect to FRM in your organisation and compliance with ICAO and EASA regulation;
  • Development of a roadmap to solidly integrate FRM in your business step-by-step and in compliance with ICAO and EASA regulation;
  • Development of prescriptive duty time limits, tailored to your operation and local rules and in compliance with ICAO and EASA;
  • Advice in rostering and daily watch scheduling to manage fatigue whilst also accommodating operational needs and flexibility;
  • Assessment and monitoring of fatigue-related safety risks as part of your safety management system;
  • Implementation of fatigue reporting within your Safety Management System;
  • Development of FRM- and rostering processes within your organisation;
  • Assist in the purchase of appropriate roster tooling;
  • Provision of awareness training on fatigue risk management and workshops implementation of FRM within your organisation;
  • Development of a working position staffing plan as basis for your rosters, considering operational workload management.

Example Projects

Example projects in which our MovingDot consultants have helped ANSPs include, but are not limited to:

  • FRM snapshot for small and medium-sized ANSPs, checking ICAO and EASA compliance, considering current best practices and advice for the roadmap to integrate FRM;
  • Support in the implementation of FRM for DC-ANSP, including prescriptive duty time limits and rest minima, development of rostering alternatives and daily rostering processes (protocols for assigning unscheduled duties, shift swapping, unforeseen and exceptional situations)
  • Operational expertise perspective as member of the consortium in the EASA fatigue in ATC study on the impact analysis, prevention and management of Air Traffic Controller fatigue
  • Safety risk assessment on fatigue-related hazards and risks in Single Person Operations
  • Feasibility study of the implementation of on-call night duties
  • Working position staffing plan development, considering operational workload management

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