APGA has prepared the Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines to encourage the adoption of uniform fatigue management practices across the industry.
The guidelines were developed following a landmark year-long study involving more than 400 employees working at a pipeline construction site in Queensland. Participants wore rest and activity monitors to collect data on their sleep/wake characteristics and they were also tested for neurocognitive performance on each day of the 28-day work roster.
The Fatigue Management Study was undertaken by TMS Consulting. The TMS Consulting – Fatigue Management Study – Australian Pipeline Industry v1 is available. Chief Executive Officer Helen Wood talks about the study here. The full study is available to members only after log-in.
Download a pdf of the APGA Fatigue Management Guidelines v1.2. The guidelines point the way to developing a fatigue risk management system. A handbook is available to members only to assist in developing fatigue risk management systems.