Training – Human Factors

HF 12 – Fatigue Risk Management Level 2 (Focal Point)

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

Occupational Health Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Health and Safety Professionals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness and use of fatigue Key Performance Indicators;
  • Awareness of technologies used to monitor alertness;
  • Understand how to carry out a fatigue risk assessment and the use of bio-mathematical models;
  • Recognize the principles and content of a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP);
  • Understand how to customize a FRMP to different types of operational needs.


10 to 16


Classroom based. Attendees are invited to contribute examples of shift schedules for discussion and analysis during the training course.


Attended Level 1 training course.


2 days