Developing fatigue management policies and procedures under Appendix 2-6
The steps to develop a fatigue management policies and procedures based on Appendices 2-6 are the same. The only difference is that each appendix has a different set of limits and requirements that you need to reflect in your fatigue management procedures in your operations manual. You should ensure that these steps are completed by 30 April 2018 in order to submit your draft operations manual amendment to CASA as required by CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013.
CASA has produced a number of operations manual supplement templates for operators to make these steps easier.
|1||Determine which appendices are applicable to your operation type based on the type of operations you are authorised to conduct, and decide which appendix, or appendices, you will work to.|
|2||Set out limits that comply with the requirements in the appendix or appendices you have chosen to work to. Your specified limits cannot be outside the limitations of the appendix or appendices.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix C|
|3||Develop procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of the appendix or appendices you have chosen to work to (i.e. sleep opportunity provisions and delayed reporting time procedures) contained in the appendix or appendices you have chosen to work to.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix C|
|4||Develop procedures to meet requirements for operations under multiple appendices. These procedures must manage flight crew member transitions between appendices, and meet the requirements of subsection 13 and subparagraph 15.2 (d) of CAO 48.1.||CAAP 48-01 Appendix B|
|5||Develop procedures to meet requirements for fatigue risk management. The procedures must be appropriate to the size and operation of your organisation.||CAAP 48-01 Section 5|
|6||Develop an initial and recurrent fatigue training and assessment program, taking into account the nature of the operations undertaken, the operational context and environment, and the limits that you have specified. You must also document a description of the training resources in your operations manual.||CAAP 48-01 Section 5.6|
|7||Develop procedures to ensure compliance with general requirements set out in section 14 of CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013 (such as rostering systems and provision for meals).||CAAP 48-01 Section 4|
|8||If you are an existing AOC holder transitioning to the new rules please make sure that your operations manual addresses the requirements under each appendix and submit your operations manual amendment to your regional CASA office for review.
If you are a new AOC holder choosing to operate under appendices 2-6, you must ensure your AOC application addresses the requirements under the relevant appendix and submit it to the CASA Client Services Centre, Permissions issue section.
Note: All limits and procedures must be documented in your operations manual. CASA must be satisfied that the limits and procedures in the operations manual are sufficient to reasonably ensure that pilots will not exceed safe levels of fatigue while operating an aircraft.
|CAAP 48-01 Appendix A|
Plan on a page: updating your operations manual to comply with the new fatigue rules provides a simple, step-by-step approach and useful things to consider when updating your operations manual to comply with the new rules.