Basic or Advanced Fatigue Management Accreditation encourages heavy vehicle operators to take a greater responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of drivers, the community and other road users. The Fatigue Management modules also provide added flexibility for operators who implement auditable accredited systems to manage driver fatigue. Less driver fatigue is a proactive approach by the operator and demonstrates to the community this level of compliance is an initiative to assist with road safety.
As an accredited operator, you must know what your driver’s schedules, trips and rosters are to ensure that they do not exceed the approved work and rest times. This needs to be documented and monitored. The method you select to address this is at our discretion. It must be documented and the method explained. This comprises your Fatigue Management System.
You are required to have documents to provide evidence that your selected method works and your drivers keep within the specified limits to maintain accreditation. Essentially, this means keeping records of schedules, rosters and work diaries. You must also be able to prove that you consistently follow your documented procedures.
Your Fatigue Management System must comply with the performance standards outlined in the Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme: Business Rules and Standards. As an accredited operator, enrolled in Fatigue Management, you will be audited periodically by an independent auditor to ensure that you are continuing to meet the standards of the scheme. If your audit is successful, your accreditation will be renewed. Alternatively, you may be asked to improve your system before renewal of your accreditation.
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