Trading Hours of the Festive Season
- 25-26 December 2008 CLOSED
- 01 December CLOSED
- 6-27 January CLOSED
On 29 September 2008, the new heavy vehicle transport industry
legislation was introduced. Most Australian states now have 3 fatigue
management schemes with fatigue knowledge, awareness and education being a
main area of focus.
Not sure where to start?
The three schemes all contain different criteria but below is a very
Standard Hours - drivers can work up to
12 hours in a 24 hour period.
Basic Fatigue Management (BFM
accreditation) - drivers can work up to 14 hours in a 24 hour
period in accordance with the 6 BFM standards.
Management (AFM accreditation) - drivers can work up to 15-16
hours in a 24 hour period with a 'risk based' approach fatigue risk
management system in accordance with the 10 AFM standards.
can assist in the development of fatigue risk management systems specific
to your operation.
Have you completed your
Alert offers a range of training solutions to meet your requirements.
If you are working under a BFM or AFM, you must complete the following 2
units of competency:
TLIF1007C - Apply Fatigue Management
TLIF6307A - Administer the Implementation of
Fatigue Management Strategies
Don't wait to get fined, become a safe and alert driver
What's been happening at
The Alert team have had a very busy period, honouring their commitment
to raise awareness of fatigue. This includes:
CPA Congress (Victoria) - Principal, Carolyn Preiss presented 3
hour 'Managing Workplace Fatigue for Improved Work/Life Balance'
workshops. The workshops aimed to provide participants with valuable tools
to better manage both work and non-work related fatigue. They learnt about
the signs, symptoms and causes of fatigue as well practical strategies to
mitigate the associated risks of fatigue.
Local Government OH&S Conference (NSW) - Carolyn Preiss
presented a 30 minute presentation to a range of local government
employees in November. The focus was around creating awareness of fatigue
as it is being described as an emerging occupational health and safety
Textile, Rental and Laundry Association Conference (South
Australia) - Carolyn Preiss presented 2, 45 minute presentations
about fatigue at the conference held at the spectacular Barossa Valley.
The sessions were aimed at minimising and mitigating fatigue related risk
in the workplace. All participants (including the presenter) were a little
'fatigued' after the Hawaiian Party on day 2 of the conference!
Managing Fatigue during
Festive Season with High Energy Foods
With Christmas fast approaching, most people are rushing around, madly
trying to tie up loose ends at work, finish Christmas shopping and get to
as many Christmas functions as possible.
During such a hectic period, it is easy to just grab a quick snack or
nibble on finger foods offered at functions. Maintaining a balanced diet
during this time will enable you to limit your fatigue and keep your
energy levels high so you can enjoy the festivities!
Festive Foods to INCREASE
These ideas are perfect to enjoy at home or to take to our uniquely
Aussie Christmas Functions
- Make a delicious and colourful fresh fruit platter with LOW GI
fruits such as strawberries, cherries, pears, plums. Serve with a low
fat yoghurt dipping sauce
- Make a crisp, fresh and tasty salads using brightly coloured
vegetables including tomato, celery, baby spinach leaves, snow peas,
radish. Try adding some feta cheese or kidney beans for extra protein
- Try an 'Apple Spritzer' by mixing fresh apple juice with sparkling
mineral water and a tiny squeeze of lime juice. Serve with plenty of
crushed ice in a tall glass.
May we take this opportunity to wish you
a Merry Christmas and a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year!
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