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.
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.