The human body demands the right amount of sleep and at the proper timings to keep every part of the body functioning at its best. Ensuring that one adheres to this sleep cycle and the body clock is essential for commercial drivers of heavy vehicles. Safe driving is closely linked to the driver’s health.
According to the rules of the NHVAS, drivers and supervisors must complete a unit of competency on fatigue management. A fatigue risk management course can help fulfill the guidelines, and it can teach the candidates of the course about various fatigue management techniques.
Why is driving while fatigued dangerous?
Fatigue can interfere with many body functions. The effects of fatigue are:
Lower hand-eye coordination
Extended sleep on off days.
A tired driver cannot be completely alert and be aware of the road. This increases accident risk. The heavy responsibility of taking the biological sleep cycle of drivers into account and ensuring that drivers only work when their body is in the period of wakefulness is on the shoulders of schedulers and drivers. Shifts of work must be planned around the sleep schedules and off days of drivers.
What can the course teach you?
A fatigue risk management course covers numerous aspects of the science and the handling of fatigue:
Reasons for fatigue and symptoms
Circadian rhythm of the body and sleep cycle
Chain of responsibility
How to handle delays or unforeseen events
Risk recognition, evaluation and assessment
Learn measures of fatigue management and prove qualification for NHVAS certification through this course.