new laws include three work hours options, linked to safety, that an operator
can choose from to suit your business.
Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) brings a genuine risk management approach to
managing fatigue, rather than prescribing work and rest hours. It offers more
flexible hours than Standard Hours or Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) in return
for the operator demonstrating greater accountability for managing fatigue
risks. Under AFM drivers may be allowed to split their continuous rest break for
access this scheme an operator must be NHVAS AFM accredited and comply with
ten (10) AFM Standards
including scheduling and rostering, operating limits, readiness for duty,
health, management practices, workplace conditions, fatigue knowledge and
awareness, responsibilities, records and documentation and internal review.
again, refer to the NTC [National Transport Commission] information bulletins,
www.ntc.gov.au), or your State Authority web site for more information