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.
|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||If you are a current AOC holder you will need to inform CASA which appendix, or appendices, you intend to work to, and when you intend to transition.
This step does not apply to new AOC holders.
|3||Specify limits in response to the requirements in the appendix or appendices you have chosen to work to. The specified limits cannot be more than any maximum stipulated in the appendix or less than any minimum stipulated in the appendix.||CAAP 48-1(1) Appendix C|
|4||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 48-1(1) Appendix C|
|5||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 CAO 48.1 subsection 13 and subparagraph 15.2 (d).||CAAP 48-1(1) Appendix B|
|6||Develop procedures to meet requirements for fatigue risk management. The procedures must meet be appropriate for the size and operation of the AOC holder.||CAAP 48-1(1) Section 11|
|7||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 48-1(1) Section 11.7|
|8||Develop procedures to ensure compliance with general requirements set out in CAO 48.1 Instrument 2013, 14 (such as rostering systems and provision for meals).||CAAP 48-1(1) Section
|9||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 continue to use the existing process of submitting your amended operations manual 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 Permission Application Centre, Brisbane.
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 48-1(1) Appendix A|
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