All organisations and individuals with an interest in improving occupational alertness are welcome to join the FRMS Forum and contribute to its success.
Membership is open to all organisations that are interested in safeguarding employees from degradation of alertness in their occupations.
In the aviation industry, airlines from large international carriers to cargo operators are welcome as are private jets. Relevant suppliers of services to the airline industry will also be welcome in anticipation that they will contribute to the body of knowledge without using membership as an overt sales opportunity. Similarly Regulators and Employee groups are welcome to join the appropriate sub groups in order to mature their own thinking and offer comment on the body of knowledge as it emerges.
Other industries such as health and rail are welcome to join too in order to learn from the experiences of FRMS in the airline industry thereby creating a subgroup for their industry.
The joining fee is set at £250 which also includes the membership fee for the year 2010/11 Each year, the fee will be set by the members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). It will be kept as low as possible as the Forum is run as a cost neutral organisation. The AGM on 28th May 2010 voted to keep the joining fee static and levy a £100 annual fee payable by all member organisations on 1st August 2010. All subsequent AGMs were incorporated with each meeting and all members attending voted to retain the fee structure of £250 on joining and £100 per annum renewal.
The Forum has a serious purpose to enhance the knowledge of the airline operators, for their industry, by their industry and must operate in a trusting open environment that is not influenced by commerce.
The benefits of membership are:
- Free access to a growing body of knowledge;
- Ability to contribute to Best Practise for the industry;
- Education – understand the maturity of the knowledge base within the industry and be able to select the right
tools and experiences for your situation;
- Networking opportunities within the airline industry and the Regulator community to both bring and offer new
insights on the challenges and guidance on managing fatigue;
- Access to a web portal to freely download and use elements of a body of knowledge comprising presentations,
templates, case studies, notes, regulations and guidance documents as they become available.
Those who registered before 8th May 2009 were able to attend the inaugural meeting to create the Forum structure and learn from the experience of airlines and regulators who are intimately involved in this domain. At that meeting, the Forum was formed and the Officers elected to implement the actions agreed. The AGM on 28th May 2010 confirmed this mandate for the management committee. The management committee seek re-election at every AGM.