About Us

About Us

The international Regulator community for airlines propose to introduce new guidelines to encourage airline operators introduce a Fatigue Risk Management System into their organisation

The Fatigue Risk Management Forum was initially created specifically to help the commercial aviation industry both to respond to the Regulator's initiative and manage the fatigue inherent in the daily lives of aircrew and front line maintenance teams. Since conception, it is clear that FRMS has an application in other industries such as Air Traffic Control, Health, Rail, Road and maritime transport. Accordingly, all organisations that must manage the risk of employee fatigue, irrespective of industry sector, are welcome as members.

The aviation industry is ahead of other industries in actively managing fatigue. A Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) will help to actively manage the effects of fatigue in airline staff and new guidelines being released from ICOA in early 2010 will encourage airline operators to embed the FRMS within the airline's Safety Management System (SMS) where appropriate

The development of an FRMS can be based on the recommendations contained within ICAO Annex 6 guidance and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Australia) draft FRMS regulation requirements. Whilst this initiative will encourage an improvement in airline safety, it will necessarily place an initial burden on airlines as they create and introduce a system.

This burden may be simply born wholly by the operator or it may be reduced by a process of sharing knowledge and experience through the FRMS Forum

The concept of the FRMS Forum evolved as it was clear that Airlines would be cautious to invest in any new management process unless the initial risks were mitigated in some way. By creating a Forum for all members to contribute to developing FRMS processes through sharing knowledge and experiences, the financial and operational risk is significantly reduced. Indeed, some members who were early to adopt FRMS have already shown a return on this investment so it is now self-funding.

Accordingly, we invite you to join the Forum and share your knowledge with others who willingly share theirs with you. Click here to join

Thank You

The representatives of the airlines, scientists and regulators who have created this Forum have generously offered to share their valuable advice, experience and knowledge gratis. They have done this in order to benefit all passengers and crew who travel on all airlines world wide. It is anticipated that this act of generosity will show others the importance of embedding an FRMS in every Safety Management System and encourage the early adoption of FRMS by the whole airline operator community, irrespective of size, for the benefit all passengers and crew who travel on all airlines world wide.

Thanks to all of them for taking this important step.

Benefits of FRMS

Benefits of FRMS

An integrated FRMS can increase safety and employee satisfaction by actively managing fatigue in pilots, aircrew, maintenance and ground staff.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

The aim of this Forum is to openly discuss FRMS issues and collaboratively build a body of knowledge for the establishment of Best Practise for the unencumbered use of members.

Membership

Membership

All organisations and individuals with an interest in improving occupational alertness are welcome to join the FRMS Forum and contribute to its success.

Management Committee

Management Committee

The management committee was elected at the inaugural meeting on 8th May 2009 by those attending that meeting. The current committee members are those shown below.

Governing Principles

Governing Principles

These are the Principles that are required to describe the manner in which the Forum will operate and be managed on behalf of the membership

The FRMS Forum Prize

The FRMS Forum Prize

The FRMS Forum prize is aimed squarely at the younger part of our community who we wish to encourage to be dynamic, innovative, and develop fatigue science or use it within FRMS within the aviation industry.

This website is operated by FRMS Forum; an independent club owned and operated by its members, whose operational office is situated in Farnham, Surrey, England