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Fatigue Safety Cases and Scientific Studies

Our Service

A safety case can give you an edge over other operators within a highly competitive industry. A successful application will enable you to fully benefit from new aircraft that can fly for longer, unlock new routes or schedules or protect existing operations from emerging regulations that are unnecessarily restrictive.

We have experience and a working knowledge of the regulatory fatigue safety case application process, for example defined by ICAO, EASA and the FAA, and can assist you with every step necessary to submit a successful case.

Our approach

A successful fatigue safety case usually consists of:

  • A well designed scientific study of the deviation or derogation you are seeking. The study must have integrity, be a true reflection of the operation and include appropriate statistical analysis. We will help you with every step of the scientific study, including design and the selection and utilisation of data collection materials. We are experienced in the use of sleep diaries, Actigraphy, performance tests, surveys, focus groups, fatigue report and incident databases, bio-mathematical fatigue models and measures of workload.
  • An effective FRMS to ensure that, in the long-term, any derogation or deviation that is awarded is associated with an acceptable level of fatigue risk. You may find it useful to undertake a Fatigue Risk Management Diagnostic (FRMD) to evaluate the maturity of your FRMS. The Diagnostic results in an FRMS Implementation or Improvement Plan describing the steps that you need to take to build a system that will provide the necessary support for your fatigue safety case application.

Throughout the application process, we can assist with the regular updates that you will need to provide to your Regulator.

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Titan Airways engaged with Clockwork to assist in the development of training to meet both the regulatory needs of EASA-FTL and the unique fatigue management challenges that we face in an ad-hoc operating environment. Clockwork’s approach to the task was methodical and also sympathetic to the diverse operation types we have. The communication from the Clockwork team was excellent throughout the project including ongoing support after release. The final training product truly combined the theoretical and practical aspects of fatigue management with the Titan operating environment and ethos.open quote

Graham Baguley

Operations Director

Titan Airways

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We have been working closely with Clockwork since 2013. They have been instrumental in the airline successfully setting up an effective fatigue programme, through an in-depth analysis of the airlines operations and produced excellent training materials to improve the crew understanding of fatigue. The staff at Clockwork are extremely knowledgeable and professional, making it easy to achieve good results in reducing the risks associated with fatigue in our very complex environment.open quote

Russel Ellis

Director, Operations Control

Air Astana

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Clockwork’s insights and experience enabled us to improve our data collection rates and their analytical skills offered invaluable insights into operational issues. It is fair to say that Clockwork has caused us to completely rethink our LOSA process, turning it into a true added-value proposition.open quote

Norman MacLeod

Human Factors Manager

Cathay Pacific Airlines