Pre­par­ing for fa­tigue train­ing changes

Australian Transport News - - News -

Op­er­a­tors seek­ing ac­cred­i­ta­tion un­der the Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Scheme (NHVAS) af­ter July 1 will have to re­ceive their fa­tigue train­ing from an ap­proved Reg­is­tered Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion (RTO) un­der new reg­u­la­tion changes.

The Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor says the new units of com­pe­tence for fa­tigue will come into ef­fect next month, though its fa­tigue spe­cial­ist An­dreas Bla­hous says any recog­nised fa­tigue man­age­ment course com­pleted be­fore July 1 will still be ac­cepted.

“This means nom­i­nated driv­ers and sched­ulers who are cur­rently op­er­at­ing un­der a BFM or AFM ac­cred­i­ta­tion do not need to com­plete the new units,” he says.

The new units are TLIF0005 – Ap­ply a fa­tigue risk man­age­ment sys­tem (re­plac­ing unit TLIF2010); TLIF0006 – Ad­min­is­ter a fa­tigue risk man­age­ment sys­tem (re­plac­ing unit TLIF3063) and TLIF0007 – Man­age a fa­tigue risk man­age­ment sys­tem (op­tional). They were de­vel­oped jointly by the NHVR and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Aus­tralian In­dus­try Stan­dards and the heavy ve­hi­cle in­dus­try in 2017, de­signed to bring the cour­ses up to date with in­dus­try obli­ga­tions un­der the Heavy Ve­hi­cle Na­tional Law.

Cur­rently 11 RTOs are ap­proved to de­liver and as­sess the new fa­tigue man­age­ment cour­ses – and the reg­u­la­tor says any RTO wish­ing to have their train­ing cour­ses ac­cepted for NHVAS ac­cred­i­ta­tion pur­poses should ap­ply for NHVR ap­proval now.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.