Pilots must take steps to manage fatigue risk, including the possible decision not to operate an aircraft if they feel that they are unfit as a result of fatigue, or likely to become so. The table below outlines the specific requirements for pilots CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013.
1 Pilots must not operate an aircraft if they think they are fatigued or likely to become fatigued to a degree that impairs their performance and results in increase risk to flight safety.
Note: Pilots employed by an operator should utilise off-duty periods and adaptation periods to obtain enough sleep to safely carry out duties during his or her next rostered flight duty period or standby.
Note: Pilots employed by an operator in an augmented crew operation should utilise in-flight rest opportunities to adequately manage their alertness for the remaining portion of the flight duty period.
|CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013, subsection 16|
2 Pilots employed by an operator must let the operator know (before the start of a flight duty period) about anything affecting them, or connected with the flight duty period, which he or she has reason to believe may affect their ability to meet the operator's fatigue risk management policies or the limits and requirements of the appendix, or appendices, that they work under.
Note: Examples of anything affecting the pilot or connected with the flight duty period include any secondary employment engaged in by the pilot, being unable to obtain sufficient sleep during sleep opportunities, living a long distance from base, or travelling a long distance to report for duty. These and other things must be disclosed to the operator if the pilot has reason to believe that, because of their nature, duration, effects or for any other reason, such things may affect his or her ability to meet the operator’s fatigue risk management policies and obligations.
3 Paragraph 2 does not require the pilot to repeatedly advise their operators about relevant ongoing factors they have previously disclosed.
Note: Refer to CAAP 48-1(1) Fatigue management for flight crew members for more guidance on pilot obligations.
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