About this specialisation

At the point when an individual is exhausted or drowsy they are less ready to react rapidly to changes in the their current circumstance and they are additionally less inclined to see things that may represent a danger. How many people can say that every night they get the recommended hours of sleep?

The effects of fatigue are comparable to being over the drink driving limit for alcohol. Fatigue can cause crashes, physical and mental health problems. It can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.

However, when your job is driving, fatigue isn’t just a major risk for the individual. It impacts the safety of passengers, other road users, the employing organisation and the wider community. Fatigue management is a shared responsibility between drivers and management, because it involves factors both inside and outside the workplace.

Whether you directly manage drivers or are responsible for supervising their work, you have a key role in managing driver fatigue risk. Your interactions with drivers, the decisions you make, tells drivers that your organisation is committed to minimising the risk to safety and health from fatigue.

Ultimately, the manner in which you act and react to your drivers will impact whether you find out about fatigue before or after an incident.

Target audience

This specialisation is designed for fleet managers and other line managers who oversee drivers. It is also relevant for HR and OSH focal points who want to get a better understanding of (driver) fatigue management.

What you will learn

By the end of this specialisation, you will have the knowledge to:

  1. Recognise the physiological and psychological effects and impact of fatigue;
  2. Understand your role as a manager and the actions you can take to manage the risk of driver fatigue;
  3. Build a roster schedule that limits fatigue risk;
  4. Implement processes for planning and undertaking road transport journeys with the goal of arriving safely;
  5. Facilitate dialogue with a fatigued driver.

Offered by Mainspring

Resourcing Solutions

Mainspring Resourcing delivers comprehensive outsourced solutions, including HR and staffing services, using technology to support your greatest asset, thus enabling you to focus on core business activities. Mainspring is a Fleet Forum member and offers fatigue management services to help their clients manage fatigue in the workplace.

This specialisation has been designed by Dr Potter who is the pre-eminent specialist in Fatigue Risk Management, Chronobiology, Shift scheduling and nutritional evaluations in South Africa. He has developed fatigue and nutritional programs for numerous companies in Brazil, UK, USA and South Africa. He was the primary consultant for the development of Africa’s first Fatigue Centre. 

What will I get if I purchase 

this training?

When you purchase this training, you get access to:

  • Downloadable training materials
  • 1-year access to the Training Portal
  • 20% discount on AlertMeter, a patented psychomotor vigilance test
  • A 30-minute 1-on-1 session with Dr. Doug Potter to clarify any questions you might have

Upon completing the training, your electronic Certificate of Participation will be added to your Personal page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

Q&A with Dr. Doug Potter

Through this specialisation, you will have the possibility in a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with Dr. Doug Potter.

During this Q&A, you can:

  • clarify or explore further points that were raised during the online training;
  • ask questions you may have in relation to your own situation;
  • ensure you understood the key points;

At the end of the session, you will be ready to implement actions to reduce fatigue among your drivers.

“Very good training, a lot of knowledges imparted to help managers better manage drivers. They need to know what to expect in the event of poor fatigue management during travel” 

- Project Manager in Haiti

Training Fees

Take a Sneak Peek at the Specialisation

  Welcome to Fatigue Management Essentials
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  Fatigue in a Nutshell
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  Personal Factors
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  Health Factors
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  Ergonomics (Few)
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  Professional Factors
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  The Role of Manager in Fatigue Management
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