Operators change behaviour after fatigue alerting system is fitted, caused by:

  • Operators develop a trust that the alerting system will always wake them from micro sleeps in time to avoid incidents
  • Previous successful fatigue management actions are no longer applied e.g. ensuring adequate rest between shifts, use of rest facilities during night shift etc.

This Credible Failure mode is addressed by:

  • BI-01D.03 Fit for work processes with specific advice on self-management
  • BI-01P.08 Alarm and vehicle information panel expected response – information prepared for Operators
  • BI-01S.02 Pre-commencement and periodic medicals for mobile equipment operators
  • BI-02D.10 Operator ergonomics are considered for controls and before introducing vehicle alarms and other aids
  • BI-05D.05 Site fatigue management processes are comprehensive and optimise work rosters


Last Updated: 04/08/2020 12:02:54am