Our Fatigue Risk Management Diagnostic (FRMD) assesses the extent to which your organisation is exposed to fatigue risk and the maturity and effectiveness of the FRM processes that are already in place. This enables organisations to be better placed to make informed decisions on where to prioritise focus and how operational demands can be met alongside ensuring fatigue is appropriately managed.
Fatigue can compromise safety and operational effectiveness. It increases the likelihood of accidents and absenteeism, and diminishes employee health and productivity. An organisation’s Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) processes should ensure that employees are sufficiently well-rested to enable them to be alert enough to perform their role safely.
Through the FRMD, you will gain the confidence to answer the following questions:
The FRMD identifies any FRM processes that are missing or not working as intended, as well as an organisation-wide assessment of fatigue levels, including the causes and contributors to that fatigue. To provide this, we undertake:
The data collection for the FRMD is designed to capture the multi-factorial contributors to fatigue, including factors specific to the workplace and working pattern, as well as non-work related contributors to fatigue. Following the FRMD, we will work with you to create an FRM Implementation or Improvement Plan, which will include specific actions that you can take to implement or improve FRM in your organisation. These actions will be prioritised in terms of ease of implementation, and impact on FRM.
Developed and delivered by our Fatigue Risk Management experts, our FRMD offers:
Baines Simmons’ FRM experts have over 15 years of experience of working with operators to assist them to manage fatigue risk. This includes implementing all areas of an FRMS as well as supporting operators who are managing fatigue within their management system. The team also support aviation regulators in assessing FRMS manuals and safety cases that have been submitted by operators who are seeking to work outside the published flight and duty time regulations.
We have undertaken FRMDs for organisations in different safety-critical industries, including:
FRMDs can support you no matter your experience with FRM. For those just beginning their implementation of FRM, the FRMD can identify ‘fatigue hotspots’, allowing prioritisation of effort and attention, as well as identifying the elements of FRM that are already present in your wider management system, to avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel’. An FRMD can also be used for more mature organisations, to demonstrate your ongoing improvement, check progress, or prepare for an external audit. For those aviation operators who are looking to move from managing fatigue within the management system to an ‘approved FRMS’ that supports a safety case, the FRMD shows those elements that require the most work, and can help you to prepare for the assessment your regulator will undertake following your application.