Especially privileged to deliver Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) for Maintenance Organisations training to the highly-professional MRO Lufthansa Technik Philippines on behalf of Sofema Aviation Services.
The sixteen delegates provided an engaging 2 days training session – it’s always nice to be involved with professional, eager to learn aviation focused people.
This course is quite intensive and includes an in-depth review of the regulations, theories and concepts to managing Fatigue Risk in a Maintenance Environment.
Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Maintenance Organisations Training
The purpose of the Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) is to promote a reduction, as far as practicably reasonable, workplace fatigue and its associated risks, to ensure a safe and error-free work environment for employees, contractors, and clients.
Driven by ICAO, both the FAA and Transport Canada are also promoting effective FRMS within the maintenance environment.
Currently EASA has focused FRMS within the Flight Operations environment however in the near future this will be expanded to include FRMS within Aviation Maintenance.
In preparation of the forthcoming changes together with the need to promote a pro-active Safety Management System (SMS) within the Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO) environment this training focuses exclusively on the role of FRMS with the Aircraft Maintenance.
As with any Safety Management System, (FRMS should ideally be a component of your SMS) commitment from Senior and Line Management together with clear consultation and effective communication with all employees should be ensured to provide a positive Safety Culture.
An essential obligation affecting all parties is the recognition of the shared responsibility between the Service Provider (i.e. Airline or Air Carrier) and the individual employee, together with the need for effective oversight by the Aviation Regulatory Authority.
Detailed Content Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Maintenance Organisations Training
- Terminology and Abbreviations.
- FRMS – How to Assess your Organisations Status?
- Introduction to the Concept of Fatigue Risk Management Systems.
- Science of Sleep and Foundations of Fatigue.
- Understanding the challenge of migrating from a Compliance-Based FRMS to a Performance-Based FRMS.
- Example Regulations Applicable to Fatigue from EASA Part 145.
- Considering the Challenge of Developing an Open and Effective Reporting Culture.
- Considering the Steps to Implement an Effective FRMS within your Organisation.
- Integrating FRMS within an SMS.
- FRMS Systematic Management.
- FRMS Documentation.
- FRMS Training.
- Promotion of FRMS within the context of a “Culture of Trust”.
- Performing a “Gap Analysis” or “Full Audit” of an FRMS.
Target Groups for Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Maintenance Organisations Training
Nominated Persons, Business Area Managers, Production Control Staff, Quality, Safety & FRMS dedicated staff, other stakeholders and interested persons. members of the Regulatory Authority.
Pre-Requisites to attend the Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Maintenance Organisations Training
Familiarity with EASA Part 145 and ICAO SMS requirements is an advantage but not essential as this course is stand alone.
Learning Objectives from the Fatigue Risk Management Systems for Maintenance Organisations Training
- Understand the exposure, implementation challenge and effective management of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS).
- Achieve a deep understanding of the associated regulations and requirements, in particular how an FRMS integrates within the organisations SMS.
- Understand the tools and mechanisms for gathering and analyzing FRMS data within your own Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO).
- Consider best practice development of an effective reporting policy.