Fatigue Management for the Australian Aviation Industry – Toolkit
In 2010, CASA created a project to develop guidance material in anticipation of the then proposed regulatory change project affecting CAO Part 48. The information was created by leading authorities in human factors both within Australia and internationally.
As with all research findings, there can be conflicting opinions about the conclusions, and fatigue management is no different. Consequently, CASA sought to develop material that would have familiar operational meaning to operators and which draws upon widely agreed scientific findings.
Readers will note that the material is written in a conversational tone. This is in the hope that it will be as useful as possible to all parts of Australian aviation. There is an extensive bibliography for additional reading.
Readers who are well versed in fatigue management may have some differences in opinion to the material and CASA accepts this.
Operators and individuals who plan to use this material to support their individual obligations when operating under a particular regime, should do so with caution, as it may not provide the complete information that is required. Further, as risk changes, information used should be analysed and updated. Lastly, human factors and specifically fatigue management science continues to evolve; therefore CASA undertakes to update this material as research progresses.
The components of the toolkit are:
- Fatigue Management Strategies for Aviation Workers: A Training & Development Workbook (95 pages, 1.73 MB, May 2012)
- Trainer's Handbook (20 pages, 881 KB, May 2012)
- Employee Training Assessment (23 pages, 806 KB, May 2012)
- Powerpoint Presentation – Fatigue Management for Employees (45 slides, 2.77 MB, May 2012)
- Biomathematical Fatigue Modelling in Civil Aviation Fatigue Risk Management - Application Guidance (31 pages, 1.16 MB, March 2010)