Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) offers a more flexible work and rest hours option for operators requiring more on road hours than Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) can offer.
This management system requires the operator to demonstrate greater accountability of management practices in monitoring fatigue risks.
Requiring this type of Management system may be due to constraints that are placed on driver scheduling, route limitations or any further impacts including lifestyle factors or personal fatigue requirements.
The advantages of having this accreditation within your business may assist in Commercial advantages such as the ability to fulfill contractual obligations with further efficiencies or in a more suitable time frame to meet changing route conditions.
This may also assist in the hiring and retention of more experienced heavy vehicle operators and remove the complexities of rules and obligations within Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) or standard hours.
The simplification of Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) could also assist in the performance of your business and your drivers by removing the complexities of compliance.
There are three steps to becoming accredited under Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) accreditation:
- Write a Safety Case
- Document your policies and procedures within your business operation
- Apply for this Accreditation through the NHVR
These processes are something Elite Compliance Consulting can help assist your staff with and help complete for you.
Contact us today to determine whether Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) is right for your business operation and have us assist in getting your business accredited.