Safe work method statement - Motor vehicle - Driver fatigue
Driver fatigue from operating a vehicle
Driver fatigue occurs when a person has been operating a motor vehicle for excessive periods of time without sufficient or adequate rest breaks.
Tasks associated with the operation of a motor vehicle that may contribute to a person suffering fatigue would include:
- Operation of motor vehicle for lengthy periods of time;
- Loading or unloading the vehicle;
- Inspecting, servicing or repairing the vehicle;
- Inspecting or attending to the load on the vehicle;
- Cleaning or refuelling the vehicle.
Safety procedure includes
Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or injury to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.
- Consultation with employees.
- Generation of hazards.
- Operation of a motor vehicle for lengthy periods of time.
- Identification of the causes and signs of fatigue.
- Impaired by fatigue whilst operating a motor vehicle.
- Training requirements.
- Failure to monitor controls.
- Risk matrix and descriptors.
- Additional hazards, risks and controls.
- Approval and change management form.
- Sign-off for driver fatigue.
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