It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most dangerous on the roads. As a reminder of the importance of letting your body rest and recharge this festive season, we are going to #FocusOnFatigue in the lead up to the Christmas. Please download and share on your social channels – spread the message to your community!
National Road Safety Week 2020 (15-22 November)
Let’s talk fatigue this National Road Safety Week
As part of National Road Safety Week, we talked about fatigue and highlighted solutions for the future. People could get involved in what the NHVR was doing through our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
See below for the messages we shared/posted during the week.
Sunday - Remember the 1200
Today we pause at 12pm to remember the 1200 people who died on our roads last year. Get involved at https://roadsafetyweek.com.au/
Monday - Take the pledge
A message from our CEO, Sal Petroccitto for National Road Safety Week: Let’s Talk Fatigue.
Tuesday - Fatigue Choices: Fatigue Flexibility made easy webinar
Presenter: Zack Kennie, Safety Assurance Advisor (Fatigue)
We discuss how easy it is to work with the NHVR to access flexible fatigue arrangements. The Fatigue Choices program helps operators decide what flexibility is suitable for them and provides information on how to complete the process to access that flexibility.
Wednesday - In-cab technologies help manage fatigue
The NHVR is working with heavy vehicle industry operators and fatigue experts to gain a greater understanding of the benefits of fatigue distraction detection technology. See how Gilbert's Transport Service are using fatigue technology.
Thursday - What's next in fatigue management webinar
Presenter: Andreas Blahous, Principal Safety Assurance Advisor
What’s next in fatigue management thinking over the next 5-10 years. This future focus will include capability uplift, flexibility, and technology uptake. It will discuss aligning Fatigue Risk Management into your Safety Management System, and will be of special interest to safety professionals, safety consultants and transport operators.
Friday - Fatigue on the road
Steven Debritt from the NHVR and Sergeant Nick Williams from South Australia Police, share their messages on fatigue this National Road Safety Week.
Saturday - Know the signs of fatigue
Know the signs of fatigue and when to take a break. View more tips at https://www.truckingnation.com.au/
Sunday - Sleeping tips from drivers
Getting regular and quality sleep is the only cure for fatigue. We asked drivers to share their best tips on sleep. https://fb.watch/1WQHQhFp3R/
Here are some of the images we posted during the week.
Focus on Fatigue 2019
Heavy vehicle drivers are being urged to Focus on Fatigue in the lead-up to the busy Easter period.
The NHVR will use online messages and videos of drivers, such as Rod Hannifey and Bruce Dodds, sharing their personal experiences and advice to encourage other drivers to avoid the risks of driving tired.