Fatigue Management Training Australia Wide

Australian Risk Services provide fatigue management training for all Australian workplaces. These courses outline how to identify and manage fatigue, as well as educate you and your staff about your obligations under Australian legislation.

Fatigue can be defined as a loss of alertness which eventually ends in sleep. This loss of alertness is accompanied by poor judgement, slower reactions to events, and decreased skills, such as in vehicle control. It affects the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of an employee’s performance in carrying out the day to day tasks.

Fatigue can result from long or arduous work, little or poor sleep, and the time of day when the work is performed and sleep obtained. It can be influenced by health and emotional issues, or by several of these factors in combination.

If your staff or contractors are working long hours, for example in transport or manufacturing shift work, they have a higher risk of fatigue affecting their work and safety and you will need to access and address any fatigue problems.

Managing fatigue means identifying which of these causes are most relevant in your workplace and setting up a plan to reduce their impact. Our training gives your staff the skills and tools to so do, reducing the chance of workplace injury and damage to company property.

Duration 0.5 day
Requirements Clients to provide lunch and morning tea
Venue Client to provide venue




  • About fatigue and how it affects workers
    • Fatigue explained
    • How the body clock works
    • The need for sleep
    • How to identify fatigue
    • Symptoms
    • Why recognising fatigue is important?
  • Legislation and responsibilities
  • Managing fatigue in a workplace
  • Shift work
  • Driver Fatigue Management Plans
  • Monitoring and review process
  • Record keeping

Outline of the program:


  • Defining Fatigue
  • Fatigue explained
  • How the body clock works
  • The need for sleep
  • Example: Fatigue as a safety issue
  • How to identify fatigue
  • Symptoms
  • A range of causes
  • Medical causes
  • Lifestyle related causes
  • Workplace related causes
  • Psychological causes
  • Sleep
  • Effect of irregular working hours
  • Diagnosis can be difficult
  • Why recognising fatigue is important?


  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Responsibilities of employers of drivers
  • Responsibilities of head carriers
  • Responsibilities of consignors and consignees
  • Responsibilities of drivers
  • Consultation


  • Guiding principles for fatigue management
  • Employees must be in a fit state to undertake the task
  • Employees must be fit to complete the task
  • Employees and minimum periods of rest
  • Fatigue management systems


  • Trip schedules and driver rosters
  • Management practices
  • Assessing the suitability of drivers
  • Systems for reporting hazards and incidents
  • Monitoring driver health and safety
  • Work environment and amenities
  • Training and information
  • Accidents and mechanical failures
  • Supervision




  • Preparing for the night shift
  • Successful sleep at home
  • Things to remember

  • ICAM Lead Investigator Accredited 2 Day and 1 Day Basic
  • Basic hazard identification
  • Confined spaces
  • Contractor management
  • Dangerous goods
  • Environmental and ISO 14001
  • Ergonomics
  • Executive briefing
  • Fire warden
  • Fatigue management
  • Hazardous substance regulations
  • Isolation for the oil and gas industry
  • Lock out and isolation
  • Manual handling
  • Plant hazard identification
  • Risk management
  • Safety committee
  • AS4801 Auditing Training
  • Supervisor safety
  • Working at heights
  • Workplace hazard identification, risk assessment and control
  • Working from home