This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply fatigue management strategies within the transport and logistics industry. Work is undertaken in compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines.  It includes identifying and acting on signs of fatigue and implementing appropriate strategies to minimise fatigue during work activities, in particular when operating equipment, trains, vehicles, load shifting equipment, marine vessels and aircraft.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - adapting to changes in rosters and standard operating procedures as they relate to fatigue management; - adjusting lifestyle patterns to ensure effective fatigue management during work activities; - applying precautions and required action to minimise and control the effects of fatigue when carrying out own work functions; - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating effectively with others when applying fatigue management strategies; - identifying and meeting own learning needs about fatigue management related matters; - modifying activities and taking appropriate initiatives to manage fatigue in the workplace depending on work contexts, risk situations and environments; - reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, regulations and signs related to fatigue management and applying them to work activities; - recognising symptoms of fatigue and taking appropriate action in accordance with fatigue management regulations and workplace procedures, and; - working collaboratively with others to manage and minimise the effects of fatigue during work activities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - causes and effects of fatigue on workers; - factors that increase fatigue-related accidents; - how fatigue affects workplace performance; - how fatigue contributes to workplace accidents; - lifestyles that promote effective long-term fatigue management; - relevant fatigue management codes, regulations, permit and licence requirements; - relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations as they relate to fatigue; - risks and hazards created by workplace fatigue; - sources of information on fatigue; - strategies and ways of managing fatigue; - ways of recognising fatigue, and; - workplace policies and procedures related to fatigue management and the control of factors that can contribute to fatigue and fatigue-related accidents.

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