Fatigue management training – reducing accidents
If you are a truck driver and you become drowsy you can drift into ‘micro-sleep’, which is a brief nap that lasts around 3 to 5 seconds. At 100 km per hour, in 5 seconds a vehicle travels 100 metres providing plenty of time to run into a tree, off a bridge or into the pathway of a bus full of school children.
Fatigue is involved in about 15% of fatal truck crashes and about 11% of serious injury crashes.
The whole issue is really about managing the road transport industry in its entirety to ensure that no truck driver has a schedule or work that is so demanding as to be dangerous to the community. If any part of this system fails so that a truck driver makes an error in judgement or skill through fatigue, the results can be fatal and very costly.
Basic fatigue management training online courses are now available, making training easy.
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