Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies

Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management Systems

Fatigue is increasingly being recognised as a key risk to aviation safety and operational efficiency. To manage exposure to this risk, operators are starting to introduce "Fatigue Risk Management Systems" (FRMS). An FRMS is a data-driven means of continuously monitoring and managing fatigue-related safety risks, based upon scientific principles and knowledge as well as operational experience that aims to ensure relevant personnel are performing at adequate levels of alertness

Course Benefits

This course is designed to provide delegates with:

  • A comprehensive understanding of fatigue, its causes and consequences for safety and performance;

  • A thorough understanding of FRMS: scientific principles, structure and benefits

  • ICAO’s amendments to requirements for the management of fatigue and the implications for States and Operators;

  • The knowledge and understanding required to begin to develop an FRMS

  • The ability to develop policies and procedures that will enable the better management of fatigue risk;

  • The tools to:

    • identify fatigue-related safety hazards and the resulting risks;

    • develop ways to effectively mitigate the risks associated with the hazards;

    • develop ways to monitor and assess mitigation of fatigue risks;

    • develop ways to facilitate continuous improvement to the overall performance of the FRMS.

Who Should Attend

  • Responsible for operational risk, safety, crew scheduling and human factors.

  • Representatives from aviation operators, regulatory authorities and pilot unions.

Course Outline

  • Background of Fatigue

  • The evolution of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS)

  • Benefits of FRMS

    • FRMS policy and documentation

    • Fatigue Risk Management processes

    • FRMS Safety Assurance processes

    • FRMS promotion processes


Course Prerequisite (s)

speak, read and write English.