Fatigue Safety Cases and Scientific Studies
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.
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.