Category: Courses News

Road Transport Lawyers Providing Guidance on Technical Subjects

Providing our customers with the best information is important to AFM.  We are proud to have David King-Christopher BA MJ LLb (Hons) working with us to cover some of the tricky legal stuff in our newsletter. David will be contributing some blogs regarding the legal implications of issues that affect drivers every day. While having

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Counting Time

We are still hearing that some drivers are confused about a couple of rules that involve counting time and in particular, counting 24 hour periods. Now you all know that your working time resets after you take a 7 hour rest break applicable to your work/rest option, but what happens if you take two 7

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The Difference Between BFM and AFM Driver Training

One of the questions we are most often asked is what is the difference between driver training for BFM and driver training for AFM? Under BFM, Operators that are a part of the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme (NHVAS), can schedule drivers to work for up to 14 hours in a 24 hour period providing

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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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Giving your Diary Pages to the Recorder

If you have done our course TLIE3028 – Complete a Work Diary in the Road Transport Industry, you would know that if you fail to give your yellow diary page copies to your recorder within 21 days, both you and the recorder can be fined. So how can this be monitored and more importantly, how

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NHVR to accredit Fatigue Management Training Providers

In a a move that should be welcomed by the Industry, the NHVR will have the authority to approve RTO’s to deliver fatigue Management Training. This has ramifications in training delivery quality control and content standardization. The aim of the new accreditation powers of the NHVR is to ensure that all participants receive comprehensive training

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