Fa­tigue in fo­cus

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

THE Na­tional Trans­port Com­mis­sion has re­leased a dis­cus­sion paper sug­gest­ing changes to the hours of work and rest con­di­tions in the Heavy Ve­hi­cle Driver Fa­tigue re­forms. The ‘‘Im­prov­ing the ba­sic fa­tigue man­age­ment op­tion’’ dis­cus­sion paper raises the prospect that amend­ments could be made to split rests, the 14-day cy­cle and early starts in the Ba­sic Fa­tigue Man­age­ment (BFM) op­tion. Un­der the BFM sys­tem, ac­cred­ited op­er­a­tors who have been trained and have put risk-man­age­ment sys­tems in place are able to op­er­ate a timetable of driv­ing and rest pe­ri­ods that bet­ter suits their needs than the stan­dard sys­tem. NTC chief ex­ec­u­tive Nick Di­mopou­los says the dis­cus­sion paper can­vases is­sues raised by stake­hold­ers in the trans­port in­dus­try.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.