Sentinel

Report
Introduction into Fatigue
Management
NW’s solution with Transtech Sentinel
Agenda
• Why is Fatigue Management Important?
• Key Verticals
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What is the Legislation?
Standard Hours
BFM
AFM
What is the Solution?
How does it work?
Summary and ROI
Questions?
Why is Fatigue Management Important?
Both employers and drivers have a duty of care to control and
manage fatigue, and when drivers take naps to manage fatigue
they are acting within their duty of care
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Why is Fatigue Management Important?
People normally need
between 7 and 8 hours of
continuous sleep.
Severe sleep debt can
result in an irresistible urge
to sleep.
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Why is Fatigue Management Important?
We are designed to be awake
in the daytime and asleep at
night
Our body temperature drops
to its daily low point at these
times of the day (midnight to
6 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
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Why is Fatigue Management Important?
Signs of Fatigue
• Constant yawning
• Blurred vision
• Sore or heavy eyes
• Poor concentration
• Variations in driving speed;
• Letting your vehicle drift out of lanes
• Difficulty remembering the last few
kilometres
• Impatience
• Poor gear changing, indicator use and
use of other vehicle controls
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Key Verticals
FM is under the spotlight for a lot of transport operators with recognition
that working long hours and night shifts is widely recognised as high risk.
Operators and drivers who ‘do the right thing’ by managing fatigue risks
have a greater say in when drivers can work and rest and will now have
access to a reasonable steps defence.
Any organisation where employees are driving long distances and
performing other duties combined
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What is the Legislation?
The new Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue reform requires all parties in the supply chain
to manage the causes of heavy vehicle driver fatigue.
Under these new laws, everyone in the supply chain, not just the driver, will have
responsibilities to prevent driver fatigue and ensure drivers are able to comply with
the legal work/rest hours
If your actions, inactions or demands cause or contribute to road safety breaches
then you can be held legally accountable
Authorities can investigate along the supply chain and up and down the corporate
chain of command. The days of ‘all care and no responsibility’ are over.
Under the new laws, everyone in the supply chain must take ‘reasonable steps’ to
prevent driver fatigue and ensure a driver does not drive a heavy vehicle while
impaired by fatigue – an approach consistent with existing Occupational Health &
Safety (OH&S) laws.
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How do I manage fatigue?
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The Standard Hours option sets out minimum rest and maximum work hours and
contains basic record keeping requirements
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Basic FM accreditation offers more flexible hours and retains the ability to work 14 hour
shifts.
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BFM gives operators a greater say in when they can work and rest providing the risks of
working long and night hours are properly managed.
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If your operation requires more flexibility than available under Standard Hours or BFM
you should look at the Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) option.
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AFM may also be suitable for operators with specific needs such as remote areas
livestock transport (see Table 1).
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Standard Hours
The Standard Hours option will suit most businesses. It sets default limits for work and rest. If you
need more flexible hours, you can consider applying for Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) or
Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) options
The Standard Hours option for solo drivers sets out minimum rest and maximum work hours and
includes basic record keeping requirements (see table 2). The Standard Hours option is also
available for two-up and bus drivers.
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BFM (Basic Fatigue Management)
BFM accreditation offers more flexible hours and retains the ability to work 14 hour shifts. BFM
gives operators a greater say in when they can work and rest providing the risks of working long
and night hours are properly managed. If your operation requires more flexibility than available
under Standard Hours or BFM you should look at the Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM)
option. AFM may also be suitable for operators with specific needs such as remote areas
livestock transport
Operators will need to be accredited in the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme
(NHVAS) and comply with six BFM standards covering scheduling and rostering, fitness for duty,
fatigue knowledge and awareness, responsibilities, internal review, and records and
documentation.
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An example of BFM log book
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AFM (Advanced Fatigue Management)
AFM encourages an operator to develop a customised and auditable safety
management system with controls specific to the fatigue risks of a particular business.
Limits are set on a case-by-case basis and are dependent upon the individual
circumstances and the counter measures proposed by the operator to manage the
higher risk.
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AFM Continued
AFM Limits
AFM operates against two sets of limits to manage the higher fatigue risks (see Figure 1).
Normal operating limits are used to guide operators when developing everyday schedules
and driver rosters taking into account all foreseeable contingencies and reflecting the
inherent fatigue risks (e.g. the amount of night driving balanced against longer rest breaks).
Outer limits represent the point at which further work poses an unacceptable fatigue risk.
The national outer limit of 16 hours cannot be exceeded. This limit is based on robust advice
from fatigue experts, and experience from current transport industry practices.
Figure 1: Normal operating and outer limits
Only in exceptional circumstances would
a driver be allowed to work between
the normal operating limit and the outer
limit. For example, in the case of an
unforeseen and lengthy delay which
greatly extends the driver’s work
schedule.
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I’m confused?? Is there an
easier way for my company
to manage employee
fatigue and demonstrate
due diligence?
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The Solution
Partner with
now delivering
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What is Sentinel?
Navman Wireless has partnered with Transtech and their Sentinel rules engine to
allow transport operators using our system which is TCA (Transport Certification
Authority) Approved to better manage and monitor their driver fatigue policies.
This requirement is becoming increasingly necessary as new Australian WH&S laws
become more complex and emphasise the role both driver and employer play in the
‘chain of responsibility’ model to ensure all practicable steps are taken to manage
driver fatigue.
Sentinel is the only enterprise grade solution that provides 'back office' benefits to
operators as well as providing in-cab information for the driver. Sentinel provides
support for all Fatigue Management (FM) rules - such as Basic Fatigue Management
(BFM), Advance Fatigue Management (AFM) as well as Standard Hours. The
interpretation of these is different in most states across Australia.
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How does it work?
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How does it work?
Log into Sentinel
Add Driver
Apply Rules
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How does it work?
Driver uses MDT-860 or M-Nav 800 to
indicate their rest, work or driving
status when they enter/exit the cab
Sentinel receives events and
calculates Fatigue Management status
All rule sets are covered – NSW, QLD,
VIC, SA, NT BFM and Standard hours
as well as WA and Tasmania
In terms of requirements that have been captured, there are different approaches to driver
statuses across the states in Australia. The Eastern states of QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and SA all use two
driver statuses of ‘Driving’ or ‘Rest Break’ – if a driver does not indicate they are on a rest-break
they are considered to automatically be ‘working’.
In the Western states and Tasmania (WA, NT, TAS), drivers are asked to differentiate between
driving and ‘Other work’.
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How does it work?
Customise when and how you want to
Alert messages to be sent to MDT-860
or M-Nav 800. Options to send
warnings prior to violation as well as
alert on violation
Email also available
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How does it work?
To keep the process simple, the driver’s work status will be used to govern how
Sentinel calculates daily and cumulative rest breaks. Based on these selections,
the system reacts and schedules alerts / violation messages to be sent.
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How does it work?
On one screen, you can acquire intelligence to gain a true
understanding of driver behaviour in your fleet.
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Summary and ROI
Summary of Key Benefits
• Gives transport operators assurance of compliance with fatigue
management regulations
• Enables immediate proactive response to fatigue management violations
• Builds the culture of responsible fatigue management across your
business
• Driver events captured and calculated automatically reducing admin
costs
Hourly rate for an employee in admin = $20 per hour
By decreasing their work load by 16 minutes per day per vehicle
Sentinel with Navman Wireless could be cost neutral.
Not taking into consideration how much it costs when an incident actually occurs
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Are you taking reasonable steps and
demonstrating due diligence under the new
WHS Act??
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Notes and Reference Points
Legislation driving the need for compliance is mainly regulated via NTC Australia.
An overview of can be found at
http://www.ntc.gov.au/viewpage.aspx?documentid=1486
Standard Hours
http://www.ntc.gov.au/viewpage.aspx?documentid=1498
BFM
http://www.ntc.gov.au/viewpage.aspx?documentid=1499
AFM
http://www.ntc.gov.au/viewpage.aspx?documentid=1500
Sentinel
http://www.navmanwireless.com.au/dealer-portal/sentinel
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