NHVAS Fatigue


The Fatigue Management module, provides an alternative to prescribed driving hours for operators who can demonstrate increased control over the factors affecting fatigue

National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (NHVAS) modules were developed to support the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue (HVDF) reform. The new laws took effect on 28th September 2008.

Benefits of HVDF accreditation include:

  • Improved fatigue management practices
  • Meeting ‘general duty’ obligations
  • Greater flexibility with rostering
  • Alignment with WHS laws
  • Assures customers that fatigue risks are managed effectively
  • Improved road safety
  • All drivers and schedulers are trained in the fatigue legislation  and management  processes
  • Reasonable steps defence

The two NHVAS fatigue modules are:

Basic Fatigue Management(BFM) – BFM helps manage the risk of working long hours and night work. In return, accredited heavy vehicle operators get a greater say in their work and rest schedules. Gain/retain a 14 hour work/drive day.

Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM)– AFM operators can develop their own fatigue management system to meet the specific risks of their business.


Click on the NHVR Logo to read the Mass Management Accreditation Guide.



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