Code of practice - Fatigue management for commercial vehicle drivers

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Transition arrangements allow for codes of practice approved under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 to continue being in effect as if approved by the Minister under the WHS Act.


The Fatigue management for commercial vehicle drivers code of practice provides practical guidance to industry on occupational safety and health regulations for driving commercial vehicles. The regulations establish an operating standard for hours of work and rest and other requirements for the management of commercial vehicle operators fatigue.

Please note:  On 1 July 2019 amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations came into effect which expand the definition of ‘commercial vehicle’ to include drivers of all commercial and hire vehicles, including taxis, within the scope of the fatigue management and medical fitness to drive provisions of ‘Part 3, Division 10 — Driving Commercial Vehicles’ of the OSH Regulations.  These amendments support the second stage commencement of the Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 (the TRPS Act), as part of the Department of Transport’s On-demand Transport Reform. 

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Last updated 21 Nov 2022

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