Fit to drive: identifying and addressing driver fatigue

Wednesday 1 November 2017, online, 2pm - 3.30pm NZDT 

Tired driver at wheel webversionDriving whilst tired is high risk and fatigue is a factor in a large number of crashes. Fatigue, like other impairments such as alcohol and drugs, affects driving. However, whilst drug and alcohol impairment can be measured to identify risk, measuring fatigue is difficult.

Fatigue is particularly dangerous because it can affect anyone, regardless of how experienced a driver they are. At-work drivers can be particularly at risk, especially if they spend long hours driving, drive at night, or have irregular sleep schedules.

Our academic and practitioner speakers specialise in the field of fatigue research and management. They will discuss:

  • the causes of driver fatigue and the importance of including it in your road risk programme
  • sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea, and how they are identified
  • measures to help employers identify drivers who may be at-risk of fatigue
  • measures to raise awareness of fatigue through education and communication programmes

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof. Richard Jones, Director, Christchurch Neurotechnology Research Programme - NZ Brain Research Institute
  • Dr Chris Watling, Research Associate, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q)
  • Rachel Lehen, Managing Director, Fatigue Management Solutions
  • Wayne Fee, Head of Global Sales, MiX Telematics

Who should attend? Anyone with responsibility for people who drive on work purposes such as fleet managers, senior management, HR, health & safety professionals and driver trainers, and anyone else with an interest in driver fatigue such as insurers, fleet suppliers, academics.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the webinar attendees will:

  • understand what driver fatigue is, the risks posed by it, and the importance of tackling it;
  • understand what sleep disorders are, how they can affect drivers and how testing for sleep disorders works;
  • be able to identify measures that may assist their organisation to tackle fatigue.

This webinar is FREE to attend. To register, complete our online form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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