What we do
FRMSc Limited improves business performance through management of occupational alertness.
Alertness in humans degrades as the working day progresses. As fatigue sets in, mistakes are made; some small whilst others, depending on occupation, are significant and could even be life threatening to themselves or others.
It has long been recognised that fatigue, sleep loss and circadian disturbance can degrade employee performance; have an effect on safety or have significant financial consequences. Those employees who work shifts or frequently are subject to time zone changes will be at risk of making significant mistakes. Some of these employees will heroically be able to cope by developing sufficient of their own simple mitigation strategies, whilst others will require a more formal management based approach to help contain the risk to them, their company and their customers
FRMSc designs and implements Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) into enterprises that carry a significant safety or financial exposure where human fatigue could be a contributing factor.
Business improvement covers increased safety and improved workforce well-being along with a stronger bottom line. From the very top to the very bottom of an organisation, all levels win by addressing the risk to the organisation and its employees who are prone to make mistakes when they are tired.
The team of directors and scientific associates at FRMSc have implemented Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) for well over 30 years. They have a strong combination of :
- Operational experience of transport and manufacturing industry domains particularly at all levels in the airline industry including CEO, rostering manager, pilot, safety manager, chief medical officer. Operational experience includes, Low Cost Carriers, Long Haul, Ultra Long Haul, Shorthaul and Cargo.
- Scientific knowledge of Human Factors including aviation medicine, sleep and neuroscience; including assessing the effect of pharmaceuticals on performance and conducting pharmaceutical trials in human volunteers.
- Over a decade of experience of implementing proprietary, evidenced based, data driven, continuous improvement management processes for Fatigue Risk Management Systems.
- Mathematics and Statistics as applied to human alertness in aviation and other transportation systems
- Experience of directing change management programmes in business turnaround and post acquisition merger challenges.
In addition the team has contributed significantly to industry best practice by:
- Creating the predictive System for Aircrew Fatigue Evaluation (SAFE) bio-mathematical model for aircrew and the Fatigue Risk Index (FRI) for shift workers and locomotive crew.
- Contributing as part of the task force set up by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to create guidelines on fatigue management in airlines.
- Founding and directing The FRMS Forum to freely share information with member organisations in promoting the management of occupational alertness.
FRMSc is domiciled in Farnham, England ; having a close association with the consultants within The Aloft Group airline safety experts in Virginia, USA.
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