Why Fatigue Management is Important to all Parties Working in Supply Chain

With the changes to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws coming into effect on the 1st of October, Fatigue Management is now as important as knowing and understanding CoR. When the 1st of October rolls around the new laws require all parties within supply chain to be able to recognise the signs of fatigue themselves & notice signs of fatigue in their colleagues.

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Driver fatigue is the result of physical or mental tiredness and affects the driver’s ability to drive safely. Driver fatigue is a significant road transport industry hazard with the main cause being drowsy driving.

Driving and being awake for excessive amounts of time and driving when you would normally be asleep are two of the reasons that fatigue management laws were put in place in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania in 2014.

Fatigue management has been a requirement for drivers of heavy vehicles with a gross mass (GVM) of over 12ft for some time but now more than ever fatigue management training is relevant for all supply chain parties.

Chorck’s Marketplace offers the Apply Fatigue Management Strategies module as a self paced, theory course. The module is delivered by Harness Energy RTO and is available free of charge.

The topics covered during the Apply Fatigue Management Strategies module are fatigue management legislation and regulations and identifying and reporting the causes and signs of fatigue.

If you are interested in Fatigue Management Training please visit Chorck’s Marketplace for more details.