Guidance Note for Fatigue Risk Management

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The Guidance Note for Fatigue Risk Management by the Queensland Government Department of Natural Resources and Mines aims to assist mine sites in developing and implementing a plan to systematically manage fatigue risks in the workplace.

Fatigue is a state of physical and mental impairment, and can include physical and/or mental elements, associated with lower alertness, reduced performance and impaired decision making. There is a direct link between fatigue and increased risk of being involved in an incident or accident.

The report discusses what fatigue is and why it's a problem, who needs a fatigue risk management plan, developing and implementing a plan to manage the risk of fatigue and more.

It will also help employers/senior management identify the roles and responsibilities of persons within the organisation who are responsible for developing and implementing the plan.

Last updated
14 July 2015