Procedure Development

In shift working work environments it should be accepted that fatigue will occur at some point. There are a range of risk factors that can lead to a fatigue event, which can subsequently escalate to a number of undesirable outcomes, including a fatigue-related accident. Thus, a problem that has multiple risk factors will require appropriate control mechanisms as part of a Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) to avoid fatigue-related incidents occurring.

Ethos Health assists organisations develop pragmatic Fatigue Procedures specific to their legislative requirements and needs, by drawing on our experience working with a wide range of organisations from a wide range of industry.

  • Utilities
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • ...and more


Make sure your Fatigue Risk Management System is specified clearly





  • Maximum work hour caps
  • Scheduled breaks
  • Work hour monitoring and alerts
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress (Mental health)
  • Health surveillance
  • Obesity
  • Sleep
  • Home & social commitments
  • Task rotation
  • Self-pacing of work
  • Task sharing
  • Controlled work environments (e.g temp, respite areas)
  • Traffic division
  • Comprehensive fatigue training
  • Point-in-time fatigue self assessments (Check)
  • Warning alarms
  • Lane departure
  • Proximity sensors
  • Infra-red camera
  • Car pooling
  • Supervision or Buddying observations
  • Supervisor training

Policy and procedure approach

A clear and easy to follow fatigue management policy and procedure is an essential part of any organisations comprehensive risk-based approach. The procedure defines the everyday operations, expectations and limits across the multilayer approach. Specifying these areas must be clear and easy to understand so it can be implemented and followed.  

Operationalise your Fatigue Risk Management System

Assess, monitor and control fatigue risk by using the FatigueTech App