Review of fatigue management guidance

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The LRSSB’s new fatigue management guidance is now nearing completion, with release for industry consultation due shortly.

As part of the development process, LRSSB engaged a leading fatigue risk management consultancy, Clockwork Research, to undertake peer review of the organisation’s latest guidance document, LRG 6.0 – Fatigue management, ahead of its planned publication in May.

Mark Ashmore, Safety Assurance Manager at the LRSSB, explained: “The guidance draws on the expertise and experience of health and safety professionals from across light rail and related transport sectors.

“It includes details of the employer’s legal responsibilities in relation to fatigue monitoring and management of employees in safety critical roles, as well as information on mitigation measures.

“This consultation will ensure that the final published guidance is fully up to date and in line with the latest research and legislation, as well as covering the broadest range of workplace scenarios.”

Offering detailed analysis of the risks associated with working patterns, night shifts and factors outside the work environment, the guidance aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of fatigue-related issues.

Once published, it will be available on the LRSSB website and provide a vital reference document for operators in a key area of health and safety management.

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