Guidelines for forestry industry fatigue management released

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The Logging Investigation and Training Association (LITA) has released guidelines for developing and implementing a fatigue management policy for the forestry industry.

The material aims to assist forestry industry participants to identify, assess and manage the risks associated with fatigue. The guidance material offers a structured approach to the development of a fatigue risk management system including a fatigue policy, risk assessment tools and risk-based control options to manage fatigue.

SafeWork SA commends the new forestry industry fatigue management guidelines and has visited a number of forestry businesses to check on fatigue management. It has issued Improvement Notices to encourage the development and implementation of appropriate fatigue management plans.

“We would like to remind workers that if they have concerns about safety in the workplace, they should let us know,” said Imogen Selley, SafeWork SA Director of Compliance & Enforcement.

The new LITA fatigue management guidelines can be viewed here: https://www.lita.org.au/other-services

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