Guidelines released for managing heavy vehicle driver fatigue

Monday, 11 December, 2023

Guidelines released for managing heavy vehicle driver fatigue

NT WorkSafe has published a guide to help heavy vehicle owners and operators in the Northern Territory develop and implement appropriate fatigue management systems to eliminate or minimise the risks of fatigue. The new guide on managing the risks of fatigue when driving heavy vehicles was developed in consultation with the road transport industry, with specific input from the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, the Northern Territory Road Transport Association, the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association and the Transport Workers Union.

In a work context, fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. The guide includes a sample fatigue management system plan and checklist, a risk assessment guide and a sample driving record.

“I would like to thank our key stakeholders for taking the time to assist in the development of this resource for the wider benefit of the road transport industry,” said Peggy Cheong, NT WorkSafe Executive Director.

To download the guide, click here.

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