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Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply fatigue management strategies within the transport and logistics industry. Work is undertaken in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines.

It includes identifying and acting on signs of fatigue and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities, in particular when operating equipment, trains, vehicles, load shifting equipment, marine vessels and aircraft.

Work is performed under some supervision generally within a team environment.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Identify and act on signs of fatigue

  • Potential causes of fatigue are identified and action is taken to minimise their effects in accordance with company procedures
  • Personal warning signs of fatigue are recognised and necessary steps are taken in accordance with workplace procedures, to ensure that effective work capability and alertness are maintained

2. Implement strategies to minimise fatigue

  • Workplace procedures are assessed to minimise fatigue
  • Factors that increase the risk of fatigue-related accidents and incidents are minimised
  • Fatigue management strategies are implemented in accordance with workplace policy
  • Lifestyle choices are made that promote the effective long-term management of fatigue
  • Effective practices in combating fatigue are adopted and applied
  • Personal fatigue management strategies are communicated to relevant people
  • Appropriate counter measures are planned to combat fatigue