UK-based Aviation safety and fatigue risk management (FRM) consultancy Baines Simmons, part of Air Partner, has been awarded a contract by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), a specialist unit within the UK government’s Department for Transport, following a competitive tender process.
Baines Simmons’ specialist FRM team will undertake a technical evaluation of the MAIB’s Fatigue Index Tool, with the aim of ensuring that it incorporates the most-up-to-date fatigue and sleep science and reflects best practice when factoring fatigue into the investigation process.
Baines Simmons has been selected on account of its reputation for developing first-class fatigue risk management systems (FRMS). The team works in close collaboration with organisations to develop FRMSs that are appropriate and proportional to their level of fatigue risk and informed by scientific data. In addition to building these systems from scratch, Baines Simmons also advises organisations on their existing fatigue risk management processes and procedures to ensure optimal performance.
Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said, “We are very proud of our specialist fatigue risk management offering and the crucial role we play in supporting safety-critical sectors to measure, manage and mitigate fatigue risk within their operations. Our experts have recently been busy delivering contracts to a range of customers, particularly around new regulations for COVID-19 compliance, and I am delighted to see the momentum continue.”