Starting out to manage alertness in an organisation is fraught with difficulty. Typically, organisations will not invest in any programme unless there is a business case and its hard to get a business case together without some initial seed investment to find the information required to create the business case.
Our advice is to consider three initial steps:
1. Join the FRMS Forum as an inexpensive way to get access to a library of papers that will give the background to the subject and some examples of what implementing benefits FRMS will bring to an organisation. View articles, handbooks, PowerPoint presentations and attend the conferences to network with like minded individuals. Use the network to discuss how to approach FRMS and swap experiences.
2. Analyse rosters. Running a month’s worth of rosters through the SAFE programme will show likely problematic areas and provide the initial evidence of likely alertness issues that can be supported with other data collected by interview with the pilots identified with the problematic duties. FRMSc will be delighted to provide an analysis service that identified problematic rosters and offers recommendations to improve alertness on an ad hoc or regular basis
3. Take some initial advice from FRMSc to prepare your business case document. FRMSc will provide step by step guidance and background data, even writing the business case if required
Training in FRMS is also useful though FRMSc can provide sufficient awareness education within the initial scope of advice to make the business case presentation to airline management, robust. FRMSc can provide training as required.
These three steps will be suffiient to start your journey to manage alertness proactively.
Contact us to discuss your requirements for any of the above