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Managing fatigue makes good business sense

Improve productivity and profit by reducing risk of fatigue and its costly consequences.

FRMSc are experts in the implementation of fatigue management of safety-critical occupations. We work with clients across the world.

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A comprehensive and evidence-based approach to managing fatigue developed from nearly half a century of research, real-world datasets and experience.

The FRMSc team has decades of experience in fatigue risk management. Building on the work undertaken on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence and the UK Civil Aviation Authority, FRMSc offers our clients bespoke consultancy and research, training courses and mature fatigue risk models.

FRMSc provides comprehensive and unmatched expertise in fatigue science, risk and management.

About the FRMSc Team

Our team comprise experts in fatigue and cognitive science, regulatory compliance, risk management, aviation medicine and mathematical modelling and software development

Senior Management Team

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Douglas Mellor

Chief Executive

Douglas co-founded FRMSc in 2010 and is the CEO. Prior to FRMSc, he ran high technology engineering and scientific businesses, supporting clients, implementing business transformations and cultural change. Douglas is an expert in the FRMSc suite of models and advises on roster optimisation and problem solving. In 2008, he co-founded the FRMS Forum and is currently the Chair.

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Dr Barbara Stone

Science Director

Barbara co-founded FRMSc and is responsible for scientific and technical work. She has led research in human fatigue and countermeasures for over 40 years, with 100+ publications in the field. She has worked with the UK CAA, EASA, the Flight Safety Foundation, EBAA and NASA. Barbara is a trusted adviser to operators and regulators, training provider and FRMS expert to FRMSc clients.

Simon Wickes

Commercial Director

Simon began his career undertaking applied human performance research in aviation, rail and the military, representing the UK on NATO panels. He has led human sciences, technology and engineering businesses across healthtech, software and communication systems. Simon has advised the NHS, government departments and multinational companies on strategy and commercialisation. 

Kathryn Jones

Safety Consultant

Kathryn has held several posts within the aviation industry, working for an airline, a pilot’s union and the UKCAA. She served as a member of the FRMS and Human Performance task forces for ICAO and FTL rulemaking for EASA. She led on FTL and FRMS training at the CAA.  Kathryn has globally comprehensive knowledge and experience of FRMS regulatory assessment and approval processes.

FRMSc has over 40 years of human fatigue research expertise

scientific knowledge

Scientific knowledge

Implementation of Human Sciences research including sleep pharmacology and physiology, aviation medicine and neuroscience.

Operational experience

Experience across safety-critical industries, including aviation, maritime, oil and gas, rail and healthcare.

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Implementation experience

Experience of implementing management processes, tools, training and models to manage occupational alertness.

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Mathematical approach

Evidence-based, biomathematical modelling approach to human fatigue across a range of safety-critical industries.

Robust research to support management decisions

The FRMSc team has researched human fatigue in the laboratory and in the field for over 40 years.

We have identified and measured the causes and mitigations of human fatigue, applying this knowledge to develop a suite of tools, training and processes to help manage fatigue in safety critical occupations.

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