On 30 March 2016, Airservices Australia advised the ATSB that:
Airservices is currently reviewing the application of published Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) guidelines for ATC staff undertaking night shift duties. The review considers the application of risk assessment, the appropriateness of work cycles/rest periods, the adequacy of staffing arrangements in relation to the volume and complexity of night time traffic, and any variations that may exist between ATC groups. This review also includes updating the National ATS Administration Manual (NAAM) to include responsibilities regarding the application of FRMS principles for Operational Command Authority (OCA)/Supervision authorities. The updated provisions in the NAAM will be published in April 2016.
The ATSB acknowledges the safety actions being taken by Airservices Australia which, when complete, have the potential to address the safety issue. The ATSB will monitor the outcomes and actions arising from the review.