Information about fatigue in the workplace
Fatigue can be caused by many factors. Often a number of factors combine to increase fatigue to the point where a person may put their own or another person’s safety at risk. As a result, both employers and employees have a role to play in making sure any risks associated with fatigue are minimised.
Frequently asked questions
- Must a driver have breaks throughout the day?
- What is a 'break from driving'?
- How much time off must a solo driver have each day?
More frequently asked questions about fatigue management can be found here.
Commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training
The Commercial Vehicle Driver Fatigue Management Training package contaings two elements: one for commercial vehicle drivers and other employees and the other for the responsible person at a workplace.
Both lead to a series self-assessment review questions. Successful completion of the review questions leads to an online statement of results being issued. The statement of results may be printed out and retained, and is the equivalent of the certificate that was previously issued.
Resources available on this subject
- Contact details
- Fatigue managment for fly in/fly out commercial vehicle drivers
- Assessing fitness to drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers - medical standards for licensing and clinical management guidelines
- AustRoads - Assessing fitness to drive - Clinical assessment record
- AustRoads - Assessing fitness to drive - Driver health questionnaire
- Related publications and downloads