Category: Courses News

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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Christmas Time Again

The Directors and Staff of AFM wish all in the Industry a safe and Merry Christmas. Our thoughts are with those who won’t be with their families at this time but we know without you, many of us would not have a Christmas. May the New Year bring you health and prosperity.

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What happened in 2016 – The New Diary Course

In the year almost gone AFM introduced a new course TLIE3028 – Complete a Work Diary in the Road Transport Industry. As participation in this course continues to grow, the need for it has become increasingly apparent. From the log pages we have received as well as the exercise completed as part of the course

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What happened in 2016 – Austroads Complete a Study on the Future of Urban Transport

With Road Transport expected to increase by 44.8% by 2020-21, Austroads commissioned a study of how the needs of the Industry would need to be addressed to cope with this future expected volume. The study included such things as destination, routes and vehicle types. It concluded that more vehicles such as B-Triples, A-Doubles and HPFV’s

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Falsifying your log book entries

A recent story related to AFM concerned a driver under BFM that arrived at his destination at the limit of his work time. Upon arrival he entered his work time as finishing at his arrival time. However, the truck still needed to be unloaded and re-loaded for the return journey. He finally went to bed

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