Solo drivers of a heavy vehicle must ensure manage their levels of fatigue. They must comply with the maximum work and minimum rest requirements and not exceed these limits and should stop work and make alternative arrangements. A lack of quality sleep is a major cause of fatigue and places them at high-risk of a driving accident.
This course explains the signs of fatigue to watch out for, counting work hours and the amount of rest time per hours worked, with examples of how to calculate work and rest time. The training discusses work time as not just time behind the wheel, but all activities that are undertaken including loading and unloading, cleaning and refuelling and recording information. The course includes information on accurate record keeping.
This course is available in two versions, one for Australian companies, and the other for New Zealand. Work and rest times are described, relevant to each country’s legislative requirements.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Understand what causes driver fatigue.
- Learn about the signs of fatigue.
- Learn how to combat fatigue symptoms.
- Learn about how to calculate work time.
- Learn what is meant by rest time.
- Learn how to calculate work and rest time hours.
- Understand what is meant as a relevant major rest break.
- Understand the reporting requirements and how long to keep work and rest time records.
Course length: 10 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 8 short answer assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English.