Understanding How to Manage Fatigue Risk

TS132 | 1 day

If you are new to Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) or are expected to comply with new fatigue regulation, meeting requirements can be daunting. This course unpacks fatigue risk management and explains how it is applied in your industry, linking fatigue science to regulation and evidence-based strategies to reduce fatigue risk from an individual and organisational perspective. 

Managers will understand how to meet their specific fatigue risk management responsibilities and the importance of having a reporting system in place.

Upcoming Training

29 Sep - 29 Sep 2023

Virtual Classroom

£540.00 (excl. VAT)

05 Dec - 05 Dec 2023

Virtual Classroom

£540.00 (excl. VAT)

22 Apr - 22 Apr 2024

Virtual Classroom

£540.00 (excl. VAT)

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How will this course benefit me?

Delivered by our fatigue management experts, this course will provide guidance on how to manage fatigue risk in your operation.

From this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of sleep and circadian factors play in fatigue
  • Recognise the impact of fatigue on performance, well-being and safety
  • Recognise that fatigue risk management is a shared responsibility between the individual and the organisation
  • Identify sleep and alertness strategies that can be used as an individual and as a team
  • Build ‘fatigue-friendly’ working patterns based on today’s learning

This course will enable you to understand the fundamentals of sleep and circadian rhythm science and risk management principles so you can manage fatigue risk relevant to your operation.

Key areas of focus

  • Identifying the rationale for FRM as opposed to simple hours of work regulation
  • Understanding the regulatory environment and how FRM is applied to your operation
  • Understanding the key drivers of successful fatigue reporting system 
  • Applying basic scientific principles to build ‘fatigue-friendly’ working patterns

Is this course right for me?

This is a foundation course recommended for individuals responsible for safety/fatigue or industries that are new to fatigue risk management:

  • Crewing managers
  • Operations managers
  • Quality managers
  • Safety managers
  • Human Factors leads
  • Fatigue specialists
  • Compliance monitoring managers

EASA Part 145 organizations are required to manage fatigue risk, as part of the management system according to Regulation (EU) 2021/1963 (2 December 2022)


No prior experience of fatigue risk management is required. 

Course Details

Course format: This training is an overview course and is a blend of taught sessions, facilitated discussions and group exercises aimed at individuals who will become responsible for implementing or developing Fatigue Risk Management.
Course level: Foundation: Suitable for those with little or no prior experience who are looking to develop a fundamental understanding of the subject.   
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.

Frequently asked questions

There is no formal, legal requirement for me to implement FRMS in my industry – is this course right for me?

As part of managing operational safety, fatigue is simply another hazard. This course is designed to help you to understand how fatigue risk management differs from managing other areas of safety, and how it can be combined within your overall management system.

Is this course suitable for my front-line workforce?

This course is designed for managers and supervisors, to assist them in implementing the system of support to ensure fatigue risk is managed. For your workforce, please see our TC02 and TC03 courses, which are specifically designed for front-line personnel.

My organisation follows prescriptive hours of work rules – why do we need to do fatigue risk management too?

This question is explored in detail in the course. For most organisations, generic hours of work regulation is not sufficient to control fatigue risk. Just as in other areas of safety management, operational context and your specific work environment must be considered to ensure that risks are managed appropriately

How is this course tailored to different industries?

Whilst the core principles of fatigue risk management apply to all industries, this course contains specific strategies and relevant regulations for your industry – whether that is in Part 145, Air Operations, Railways or the Energy Sector. The course and supporting materials will reflect your industry.