Fatigue Risk Management Project
Fatigue is increasingly becoming a significant risk factor within the workplace and consequently affecting people’s wellbeing.
Research undertaken by NZ academics has placed us at the forefront of international thinking on ways to address the risks associated with fatigue in the aviation industry.
The CAA is reviewing those factors that contribute to fatigue, with particular interest in the effect on aviation safety as well as the wider impact on health and safety in the workplace.
The first step in this formal review was to facilitate a workshop with CAA managers and specialists, industry and academic experts in June 2006. The workshop identified a number of areas within the rules, advisory circulars and educational material that required updating. The recommendations made at this workshop are contained in the report Workshop Notes and Report Final 29 June 2006.
As an outcome of this review a Fatigue Risk Management Project Group was established and asked to respond to the recommendations made in the report. This group has produced an Action Register to track the status of each recommendation and update the register after each meeting.
The CAA has also undertaken to participate with inter-government agency workgroups and industry symposiums where fatigue is being considered. The flow of knowledge from these activities into the aviation sector is recognised as a key element in forming a sound fatigue risk management culture.
- Fatigue Management Systems Implementation Project - Action Register
- CAA Fatigue Workshop Notes - June 2006