Our Fatigue Risk Management Products

About FAID

FAID, our Fatigue Assessment Tool, is a family of scientifically supported modelling solutions that assess the risks of hours of work related employee fatigue. It is suitable for use in any number of industries where shift work poses potential problems, including mining, defense, logistics, health, utilities, aviation, rail and marine transportation.

FAID is designed primarily to assist individuals or administrators with:

  • Managing roster plans and comparing different potential work patterns
  • Understanding the fatigue exposure impacts of various start and finish times
  • Allocating appropriate overtime in conjunction with other risk-based controls
  • Ensuring compliance of actual and planned rosters against fatigue tolerance levels
  • Estimating changes to fatigue exposure based on the hours worked

FAID in itself is not a Fatigue Risk Management System. However, it is one of the flagship tools within the Risk-Based Approach that InterDynamics takes to fatigue risk management.

By analysing anticipated rosters or actual hours worked, FAID allows organisations to manage and audit fatigue in a systematic way.

As well as practical help, FAID also provides peace of mind. Managing fatigue can be a daunting prospect for organisations, but FAID helps to illuminate the issues and make a complex task more manageable.

Various articles, papers and brochures about FAID and its contextual use can be found on our Resources and Media Page.

To read about the appropriate use and limitations of biomathematical models, please read this short article on The Practical and contextual use of biomathematical models.

View a list of the peer-reviewed journal articles and books that feature the research and validation of FAID’s underlying concepts.

Quantifying fatigue

There is no scientific unit of measure for human fatigue. However using formulae and factors developed and validated by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research in South Australia, InterDynamics has developed FAID.

FAID provides a representative score of the fatigue exposure of a worker based on the following biological determinants of fatigue:

  • The time of day of work and breaks
  • The duration of work and breaks
  • Work history in the preceding seven days
  • The biological limits on recovery sleep

An Hours of Work fatigue modelling approach, which takes into account the above factors, provides greater flexibility and risk management rigour than the mere following of prescriptive hours of service rules.

FAID only requires Hours of Work data as an input, which are readily available to an organisation. With this information an organisation can use FAID to assist in the design of appropriate work schedules, develop Hours of Work rules, and as an integral part of their FRMS.

From an employee’s perspective, FAID couldn’t be simpler. What time did you clock on? What time did you clock off? From an administrator’s point of view, though, not only does it aid decision making by providing intuitive and highly visual assessments of the Hours of Work related risks of fatigue, it also provides a unique window into the operations of an organisation.

Learn more about our FAID product range:

FAID Standard
Delivers a refined user experience while identifying indicative fatigue exposures.

FAID 330
A limited version of our FAID Standard product, restricted to a maximum of 12 weeks worth of data and up to 30 employees.

FAID 101
Designed to enable an individual to analyse their personal hours of work.

FAID Time Zone
A speciality version of FAID developed for use in any industry where workers are routinely required to operate across multiple time zones.

FAID Business Wide
An enhanced version of FAID Standard or FAID Time Zone, that analyses data across an entire business.

FAID Roster Tool
Helps organisations that currently use spreadsheets to plan or build rosters.

FAID Shared Object Library
Enables existing rostering or scheduling software to take roster related fatigue and its risks into account.

Customised versions
Tailored to the unique specifications of an individual business.