Training – Human Factors

HF 11 – Fatigue Risk Management Level 1 (Awareness)

Course Overview

Fatigue is defined as a progressive decline in alertness and performance, caused by insufficient quality or quantity of sleep, excessive wakefulness, or disruption of the body’s daily circadian rhythm. In industry, fatigue is often associated with long working hours or shift schedules that include night working and rotation between days and nights. Other factors that interfere with people’s ability to get the sleep they need on a regular basis also contribute to fatigue.

Many incident investigations have identified operator fatigue as a contributing factor. Scientific research is increasingly raising concerns that disruption to regular sleep patterns over the long-term can also have serious health effects.

Historically, industry has attempted to manage risks of fatigue through the use of shift schedules. Limiting working hours, however, is only effective as part of a comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS).

This training covers the basics of the causes and effects of fatigue, how to carry out a fatigue risk assessment and how to develop and implement a Fatigue Risk Management System.

Who Should Attend

Operations Managers, Safety Specialists, Health Professionals, HR Professionals, Logistics Managers, Technical and PSM Specialists.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the effects of fatigue on human performance and health;
  • Understand the importance of managing fatigue to operations and business performance;
  • Awareness of the causes and cures of fatigue;
  • Understand how to quickly assess your own level of fatigue;
  • Awareness of regulations, standards and industry best-practices.


12 to 24


Classroom based with group exercises




1 Day