The hazard of pilot fatigue

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Thursday, 22 February 2018
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Dr Rob Hunter, Head of Flight Safety, British Airline Pilots' Association
  • Aviation webinar

In this IIL aviation lecture Dr Rob Hunter outlined and discussed how pilot fatigue is managed and how it might be better managed. In his presentation, Rob explained that following an accident it is too easy to focus on the pilots' failings rather than the fatigue that has facilitated the failing.

In his presentation, Rob examined fatigue. What is it? what are its causes; lack of sleep, body clock, workload, medical conditions, psychological stress and genetic make-up. The special problems of shift work and early starts. Rob also looked at the effects of fatigue. How fatigue is measured and how it is estimated for groups of employees using bio-mathematical models. How it is regulated. The tensions between safety and productivity. How tired is too tired?

By the end of this lecture members would have gained an insight into:

  • You should be able to answer the question: what is fatigue?
  • You should know how to go about getting an understanding of the total hazard of fatigue in an individual or a population of interest, e.g. a group of employees that you are responsible for, an operation that you are insuring, etc.

Speaker Bio:
Background: Transport Safety Commissioner, Airline Pilot, Radiation Scientist, GP and Medical Specialist, NHS Non-Executive Director.

Gareth Howell ACII, Underwriter, Brit Global Specialty.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
  • EC3M 7HA
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