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WorkSafe fatigue management training for commercial drivers


This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply fatigue management strategies, including identifying and acting on signs of fatigue, and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities, to meet legislative and regulatory requirements.

Relevant work concerning fatigue management occurs when operating equipment, trains, vehicles, and load shifting equipment.

There are three online lessons and three quizzes. You must pass all three quizzes to obtain a certificate of completion.

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Course structure: Apply fatigue management strategies

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Part 1

Identify and act on signs of fatigue

This lesson describes potential causes of fatigue and ways to minimise its effects. It includes personal warning signs of fatigue and necessary steps to ensure that effective work capability and alertness are maintained.

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Part 2

Implement strategies to minimise fatigue

This lesson discusses what a commercial driver can do to combat and reduce the signs and effects of fatigue, both within their personal lives and within the workplace to manage their fatigue.

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Part 3

Required skills and knowledge

This part contains an assessment to determine whether commercial vehicle drivers’ required skills and knowledge in fatigue management are met according to relevant legislation and workplace procedures.

To begin the training, simply register on our website using a unique email address.

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Recommended reading

  • The Western Australia’s code of practice for the fatigue management of commercial drivers provides practical guidance to industry on requirements in 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 fatigue for commercial vehicle operators.

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    Code of practice
  • This code provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of safety and health hazards and risks commonly associated with working hours arrangements.

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    Code of practice working hours
  • This study guide is designed to help you to understand how to recognise and prevent fatigue from becoming a hazard. It suggests lifestyle changes and other steps you should consider managing your fatigue effectively. Additionally, the content includes all the material covered in the online fatigue management lessons for commercial drivers.

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    Staying alert at the wheel guide