THE SAFE SUITE
Bio-mathematical models are very useful to identify the scale and scope of any fatigue hazards. One of the first steps in the FRMS implementation process is to identify the fatigue hazard by analysing employee duty schedules (planned and actual) through the SAFE model.
SAFE has been created specifically for the aviation industry and its algorithms validated with a huge dataset collected from pilots performing their duties across the world. Many major airlines have contribute to the dataset including Air New Zealand, British Airways, Lufthansa, JAL, Emirates, DHL, Pan Am and Britannia. The validation exercises are ongoing as is development of the IT platform to provide the features required by client regulators, airline operators and union groups.
Cabin crew have a different fatigue profile to pilots owing to the nature of their occupation. Accordingly, FRMSc has extended the SAFE suite of models to include the Cabin crew Alertness and Rest Evaluation (CARE) model which is integrated seamlessly into the SAFE platform.
Further models are in development for business jets (air taxi and emergency medical services), maintenance engineering and air traffic controllers. A helicopter model for pilots is also planned.
SAFE is very easy to use and will quickly identify schedules and individual pilot duties with high fatigue scores rapidly. As many as up to 250,000 duties discharged by many thousands of aircrew can be uploaded and passed through the algorithms in any one file. API code is also available to embed in a rostering suite in order to drive data directly into the model at the press of a button within the roster window.
SAFE is a cloud based solution and requires a license to gain access to the algorithms. Click here to find out more or contact us.