Fatigue : A silent killer

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A Deloitte Access Economics report released on sleep deprivation effects on Tuesday August 8th, in a study, funded by the Sleep Health Foundation, and reported in News Corp (Daily Mail On-line) papers; found some 3017 people died from fatigue, with … Read More

My work diary is a mess!

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“I was pulled over in New South Wales and now gotta go to court because my Work diary was all wrong. I am required to do the fatigue management course. Can you help me?” Not a new scenario at all, … Read More

Driverless trucks won’t get fatigue

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Once again the issue of fatigue amongst Heavy Vehicle drivers raises its ugly head with the very recent fatal accident in the Central West of NSW. But changes are coming which will eventually remove this problem; At least in the … Read More

Fatigue Management and Medication:

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With winter almost upon us it is timely to be reminded that this is the season for colds and flu. Unless one is a hermit or very lucky, it is hard to avoid getting a dose of flu or a … Read More

Fatigue management: Sad story of irresponsible actions

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With changes coming to Chain of Responsibility laws (in 2018) and impending changes to fatigue risk management requirements, the following story is one that underlines the need for best practice by everyone in the Heavy vehicle industry. The truck driver … Read More

Digital literacy is a struggle

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“Maaate. I am 56 years old and I don’t know how to use a computer or even the smart phone.” I have deleted the intervening swear words, nevertheless this is a regular conversation when heavy vehicle drivers want to undertake … Read More

Aviation is more than plain flying

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The Aviation WorkSkills Study (AWSS) report recently released by Australian Industry Standards into the aviation industry has highlighted some challenges and opportunities particularly in the training area. After 12 months of extensive consultation across the sector, the report covers a … Read More

Being Responsible

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If a driver falls asleep for just four seconds while travelling at a speed of 100 km/h the car will have gone 111 metres without a driver in control. Fatigue can kill in just seconds. Understanding and applying what is … Read More

New fatigue risk management training

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Driver fatigue is one of the 3 main contributors to road accidents, with males aged between 17-49 being the largest group involved, followed by 50 year olds. With this is mind and wanting to create a safe work environment for … Read More

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