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Many fatal crashes are caused by driver fatigue. The extent that fatigue contributes to traffic accidents is
higher than statistics indicate. Fatigue will seriously impair your driving ability long before you become
drowsy.

Some of you work in remote areas and need to travel long distances to get to work. It is vitally important
that you recognise the signs of fatigue and take the necessary precautions to reduce the chance of
having a vehicle accident. It is your responsibility to stop and rest when you realise that you are becoming fatigued.

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  • 1. Driver Fatigue Page 1 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST070 Revision 2013 1.0 Driver Fatigue SAFETY AWARENESS KEPT SIMPLE SMARTsafe Safety Talks – ST070 This pack contains: • 7 - Page Talk Text • 9 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack Using the talks (Extract “How to Present Safety Talks”): Plan which topic you want to discuss with your team. Read through the script before you hold the meeting to familiarise yourself with the material. Start the talk with a comment that makes the topic relevant to the team. For example, if you have seen a number of people using ladders incorrectly, use this as your opening comment. Follow the script but don’t read straight from the page. The script is only a prompt and it will sound better if you use your own words. Ask the questions as they appear in the script. It is important you do this because they are a lead in to the next section of your talk. Give the team enough time to answer the questions. Safety talks can be boring for the team if you are the only one talking. Hand out the information sheets as they appear in the script. Don’t hand out all the information sheets at the start of the talk otherwise there is a temptation for the team to read ahead and not listen to the points you are making. Collect the information sheets at the end of the talk so they can be used again. Safety Talk Mini - Delivery Pack To obtain your full Safety Talk Delivery Pack go to: www.smartsafe.com.au The full Safety Talk pack contains MS Office Editable Documents : • 7 - Page Talk Text • 9 - OHP Presentation Slide Pack • 18 - A5 talk Handout Sheets • Assessment and Assessment Answers Sheet • Employee Attendance Register • A “How to Present Safety Talks Guide”
  • 2. Driver Fatigue Page 4 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST070 Revision 2013 1.0 THE SIGNS OF FATIGUE Once fatigue sets in, the only way to improve your concentration is to sleep. “What are the signs of fatigue setting in?” Hand out sheet 1 – The signs of fatigue The signs of fatigue are: feeling cramped or fidgety; your vehicle wandering on the road; your speed varying; overtaking vehicles startling you; yawning constantly; giddiness; your mind is wandering; your eyelids are heavy; and you are impatient. An alert and healthy driver is aware of the vehicle’s performance, reacts to a given situation with the correct actions and feels little or no stress. Colds, flu and headaches can impair your ability to concentrate. Your reactions will be slower and you may misjudge situations. Falling asleep at the wheel causes many deaths and serious accidents. Long before a driver falls asleep, fatigue can seriously impair his or her driving ability. Weariness is more dangerous when driving in your normal sleep time. Fatigue is frequently felt at the onset of darkness. Visibility is reduced and there is a higher risk of accidents, even for an alert driver. THE DANGEROUS HOURS Nearly twice as many people are killed at dusk than during the daylight hours. Hand out sheet 2 – The dangerous hours This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
  • 3. Driver Fatigue Page 7 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST070 Revision 2013 1.0 NIGHT DRIVING Driving at night requires a far higher degree of awareness. “What are the additional precautions needed for night driving?” Hand out sheet 6 – Night Driving Night driving precautions include: allowing more distance between you and the next vehicle (you need more stopping room); driving slower (darkness makes perception slower and 90% of driving decisions are based on what you see); keeping windscreens, mirrors and lights clean and not allowing your windscreen to fog up; and loading trailers and vehicles so they do not affect the position of your lights. Note: Overloading vehicles and trailers can raise the position of your headlights to an extent that, even on low beam, your lights can blind oncoming traffic. If it is not possible to balance the vehicle, use the following procedure to adjust your lights: Hand out sheet 7 – Headlight Adjustment 1. Face your vehicle one metre away from a wall. 2. Put a mark on the ground and a corresponding mark on one of the tyres. 3. Find the headlight adjusting screws under the bonnet. 4. Mark the position of the screws. 5. Turn the lights on and set them to low beam. 6. Mark the concentration of the light beam on the wall. 7. Repeat step 6 for high beam. 8. Load you vehicle. 9. Re-position the vehicle on the one metre mark. 10. Turn on the lights and set them to low beam. 11. Locate the concentration of light at the center. Adjust the lights to the mark you made before loading the vehicle or trailer. This adjustment should be sufficient to cover both high and low beam. 12. Readjust your lights to their original setting when you have unloaded your vehicle. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
  • 4. Driver Fatigue Page 10 of 10 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Document Number: ST070 Revision 2013 1.0 LICENCE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Under copyright laws, the documentation may not be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part or sold or distributed without the prior written consent of PA Services Group Pty Ltd. SMARTsafe is a registered trademark of the PA Services Group. Copyright 2013 PA Services Group Pty Ltd GPO Box 924, Brisbane QLD 4001 www.smartsafe.com.au Email: info@smartsafe.com.au Under no circumstances shall PA Services Group Pty Ltd or associated Companies be liable for any loss, damage or injury (including without limitation any loss of profit, indirect, consequential or incremental loss, damage or injury) arising from the supply of this TALK or use of the MATERIAL and any accompanying written materials or any failure by PA Services Group Pty Ltd or trademarks products branded SMARTsafe perform any obligation or observe any terms of this agreement. By using this material the Purchaser agrees to the above terms. The laws of Australia govern this agreement. The artwork “IMAGES” in the Safety Talks are incorporated for viewing purposes. Reproducing the “IMAGES” in other documents or transferring them in electronic form is a breach of third party copyright. The “IMAGES” used in this material are drawn from photo stock and other sources. PA Services Group Pty Ltd has the right to make periodic changes, additions and deletions to the material and products described within the publications without notice. DISCLAIMER The information presented in the Safety Talks has been compiled from sources believed reliable. However it cannot be assumed that all acceptable measures are contained within the talk nor that other additional measures may not be required under particular, specific or exceptional circumstances and that your company, manufactures or statutory procedures and rules may apply and take precedence over this material. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
  • 5. Driver Fatigue – ST070 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 Night Driving Potential 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 Noon Midnight NightDayDawn Dusk TotalDeaths Sheet 2 – The Dangerous Hours This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
  • 6. Driver Fatigue – ST070 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 The basics of your plan should be: plan your trip to avoid long drives after a full day’s work; plan your work to avoid long drives before you start work; have a light meal before you leave; take advantage of the free coffee offered by road houses; avoid drinking alcohol before or during the trip; and if you have a passenger, share the driving and change over every hour. Sheet 5 – Travel Plan This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
  • 7. Driver Fatigue – ST070 © PA Services Group - SMARTsafe 2013 • Look for the signs of oncoming traffic. • Look out for light flashes as you near a corner. • Watch for a glow as you approach a hill. • Be prepared for vehicles with lights on high beam. • Remember, when you dip your lights, you reduce your visibility. Sheet 8 – Additional Skills for Night Driving This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/driver-fatigue-safety-talk-485
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