Fatigued employees are not only less productive, but they are also a significant risk in the workplace. According to research from Monash University, workplace fatigue results in almost 10,000 serious workplace injuries in Australia each year.
So, how can we combat workplace fatigue?
Undertaking courses in this area can help you keep your employees safe, meet compliance standards and have the accreditation needed for drivers, schedulers, supervisors, and managers to ensure competency in managing the risk of fatigue.
But there's so many out there, which one should I choose?
We have created this guide to give you the inside scoop on a few of the courses available whether focusing on accreditation or improved fatigue risk management.
The following course providers ensure competency under the NHVAS with accreditation in either/both TILF0005 – Apply a fatigue risk management system and TILF0006 – Administer a fatigue risk management system. Whilst these courses are intended for heavy vehicle drivers, fatigue can affect workers in any industry.
Price: $75 to $750 – prices vary due to online or in person delivery and level of course
$150 for TILF0005
$160 for TILF0006
The following course providers offer both general and industry specific (particularly mining) fatigue risk management courses. They help participants to understand symptoms, impacts, strategies, and legislation for managing fatigue in the workplace.
Safetrac Engaging Compliance - Fatigue Management Training Course
Fatigue specific courses available:
Price: $55 each
Additional Specifications for Fatigue Management in the Mining Industry
Chain of responsibility awareness – Free
Fatigue Management Awareness Training - $66
Basic Fatigue Management Policy and Procedures (covering the 6 standards) for your BRM number - $900 + GST
Group quote available
Many of the courses illustrate that businesses need to be able to recognise the signs of fatigued employees, as well as how to correct their workload to provide them with greater balance. Taking a proactive approach to fatigue in the workplace will prevent fatigue related incidents, increase safety compliance, and give peace of mind to your staff.
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