Effective scheduling and management of heavy vehicle driver rosters is critical for workplace safety, to prevent workplace incidents caused by driver fatigue. Under legislation, organisations and their employees must take steps to identify fatigue risks and manage them effectively.
This course provides essential compliance knowledge and skills for schedulers in road transport, so they can effectively manage workplace and driver fatigue management.
Fatigue management strategies including ways of minimising fatigue while working and lifestyle choices are discussed and applied to real life situations during the course. Standard Hours and Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) scheme work and rest hour limits are applied to workplace situations.
This Nationally Recognised course provides students with the knowledge and skills to:
- Monitor the implementation of fatigue management strategies
- Recognise breaches of fatigue management policies, procedures and regulations
- Develop and assess staff competence in fatigue management
- Provide feedback to staff on shortcomings in fatigue management skills and knowledge
- Report on the implementation of fatigue management policy
Unit of Competency:
TLIF3063 Administer the implementation of fatigue management strategies
Important note: this course requires the completion of detailed simulation tasks that allow you to demonstrate and apply your knowledge and skills when managing and scheduling drivers. There are 24 tasks to complete, which range from open-ended questions to analysing and reporting on fatigue management breaches.
One of the tasks requires you to deliver a training presentation to at least 2 drivers and an observer. The presentation must be at least 15 minutes in length.
Please allow at least 6 to 8 hours to complete the course and all tasks. Each assessment task can take up to 24 hours to be marked off by our assessors.
Topic 1 – Fatigue, its causes and consequences
Section 1 – Dangers of fatigue
Section 2 – Effects of fatigue on performance
Section 3 – Recognising fatigue
Section 4 – Causes of driver fatigue
Section 5 – Factors that cause fatigue-related accidents
Section 6 – Consequences of not managing fatigue to employees
Section 7 – Consequences of not managing fatigue to organisations
Topic 2 – Fatigue management strategies
Section 1 – Managing fatigue: trip scheduling
Section 2 – Managing fatigue: administration
Section 3 – Driver fatigue management strategies
Section 4 – Assisting drivers to assess their sleep patterns and fitness for work
Section 5 – Lifestyle factors to manage fatigue
Topic 3 – Fatigue management laws and regulations
Section 1 – Fatigue management laws
Section 2 – Fatigue-Regulated Heavy Vehicles
Section 3 – Work and rest hour limits and licensing requirements
Section 4 – Responsibilities of employees, suppliers and subcontractors
Section 5 – Organisational Chain of Responsibility
Section 6 – WHS/OHS regulations
Section 7 – Fatigue Risk Management Systems
Section 8 – FRMS Control Factors
Topic 4 – Compliance and reporting
Section 1 – Monitoring work
Section 2 – Providing feedback on identified deficiencies
Section 3 – Identifying other areas of potential non-compliance
Section 4 – Internal audit reviews
Section 5 – Reporting procedure
Topic 5 – Training and competency
Section 1 – Providing training and learning opportunities
Section 2 – Identifying knowledge and skills gaps
Section 3 – Training resources
Section 4 – Evidence gathering and assessment
Section 5 – Determining competency
Section 6 – Training and assessment plans
$150 (GST free)
6 to 8 hours
Schedulers, vehicle dispatcher, consignor/consignor, operators, managers and other parties involved in the transport chain, also referred to as off-road parties, who operate heavy vehicles in Australia.
On successful completion participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the Unit of Competency outlined above.