Fatigue Management for Drivers, Operators and Managers

Whether you're a driver, machine operator, manager, or business owner, it's essential that you know how to manage your own fatigue, and recognise fatigue in others. 15-30% of vehicle accidents have fatigue as the most probable cause, and fatigue and sleepiness are major contributors to accidents in the workplace. 

Fatigue is a risk that must be managed under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. We've assembled 7 experts to explain fatigue and sleepiness, and how you can manage it in the workplace, whatever type of work you do. This is augmented with over 100 hours of research from our team.


Dr Andrew Veale BSc MB ChB FRACP Dip DHMed
Respiratory Physician | Clinical Director
NZ Respiratory & Sleep Institute

Angela Berrill NZRD
Dietitian | Director
ABC Nutrition

Dan Ford MA(Hons), PGDipCBT, Regd NZPsB
Sleep Psychologist | Managing Director
The Better Sleep Clinic Ltd

Fiona Johnston
Occupational therapist
Shiftwork Services

Garry Jones
Driver Trainer | World CrossFit Champion
TR Driver Training

Rachel Lehen
Fatigue Management Consultant | Managing Director
Fit for Duty Ltd

Counties Manukau Health

Why do an online fatigue management course?

  • If you've ever felt tired at work or driving and you've had an accident or a close call
  • You're struggling to balance your work commitments and your life commitments and need some tips
  • You are a driver or machine operator and want to reduce risks
  • You are a manager or supervisor and you want to understand how fatigue and sleepiness affects your team

What will you learn?

  • What causes fatigue and sleepiness
  • Why fatigue and sleepiness are two different things
  • How you can improve your sleep quality
  • Illnesses and medical conditions that cause or worsen fatigue and sleepiness
  • Medication and drugs that affect sleepiness
  • How your diet impacts on your sleep quality and quantity
  • How to recognise fatigue and sleepiness risks in other workers, drivers and machine operators
  • How to manage shift workers and other at-risk workers
  • Your responsibilities to manage fatigue in the workplace as a worker or manager
  • How to create a fatigue management plan
  • Technology to assist with sleep and fatigue detection

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$60.00 + GST per person ($69.00)


Certificate of Completion


Approximately 2.5 hours


Full access for 6 months

Course provided by TR Driver Training / DT Driver Training

DT Driver Training is New Zealand's largest provider of online driver education with over one million people per year accessing its training and information. TR Group makes heavy vehicle fleet management easy for you.

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