Fatigue management for commercial vehicle driver

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A commercial vehicle driver has a duty to comply with the following requirements:

  • to drive in accordance with the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 18 D
  • to hold a current medical certificate that confirms his or her fitness to drive a commercial vehicle and 
  • keep records

Workers who drive commercial vehicles also have general duties under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022

These general duties include:

  • ensuring they follow the person in control of the business or undertaking's (PCBU) instructions; 
  • reporting for work rested and fit for duty; and 
  • producing accurate records showing their work times, breaks from driving and non- work time.

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