Month: February 2017

Driver Training – is it really you ?

Recently NHVR has received information where operators have used casual employees other than drivers to complete the fatigue management training on behalf of drivers.  Let’s be clear, this is an offense under National Heavy Vehicle Law.  Apart from huge fines and sanctions against the operator including expulsion for NHVA, both the driver and Company Directors

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New Features on the AFM Web Site

If you have visited the AFM site lately you may have noticed the new Chat feature. Online from 11am to 11pm AEST Mon – Sat, the chat feature allows you to communicate directly with one of our trainers/assessors. They are there to answer any query you might have or to assist you if you are

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Are Drivers Getting Enough Fatigue Management Training?

Authorities have become concerned that the current Fatigue Management training is too generic and not enough emphasis has been put on the legislative requirements. To a degree this is true. While the current Road Transport Fatigue Management courses do cover things like work and rest times, COR and to a certain extent Drivers Diaries, there

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Changes in BFM Driver Medical Requirements

The Final Report for the Review of Assessing Fitness to Drive was published in July 2016 and implemented in October 2016. There was very little fanfare announcing these changes and many drivers may not be aware of them. As you know, drivers under 50 years of age must undergo a medical check every 3 years

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Auditing Services now provided by AFM

Australian Fatigue management is proud to announce provision of full auditing services for all modules of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme. Under the NHVAS there are a number of audits that must be undertaken including Compliance Audits, Scheduled Audits, Audits triggered by an event and Random Audits. Where an auditor has conducted 2 consecutive

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