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Safework Australia Fatigue Guidelines

Safework Australia Fatigue Guidelines - Guide for managing the risk of fatigue at work.

Safework have released a document detailing guidelines for mitigating the effects of fatigue onsite. Fatigue management is considered to be a top priority for safety onsite.

Overview from Safework Australia:
This Guide provides practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking and other duty holders on how to manage fatigue to ensure it does not contribute to health and safety risks in the workplace.

The Guide contains information that can be applied generally to all types of work and workplaces covered by the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act. It is not designed to provide information on managing fatigue in specific industries and does not replace requirements related to fatigue under other laws, for example heavy vehicle driver fatigue laws or rail safety requirements.

This information is available in the National Transport Commission’s Guidelines for Managing Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue and the National Rail Safety Regulator’s Guidance on Fatigue Risk Management Program. Working hours may also be subject to industrial awards or enterprise agreements.

For a comprehensive understanding of fatigue management in the workplace, consider reviewing our detailed *Fatigue Report 2024*, available on our Knowledge Base page. This report complements the Safework Australia Fatigue Guidelines, offering the latest research, case studies, and innovative strategies for combating fatigue. Dive deeper into ensuring workplace safety and well-being by accessing the report here.


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