Research & reports

Title: Fatigue Risk Management Systems: A Review of the Literature

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 7th July 2011
Date published/launched: September 2010

The broad purpose of this literature review is to describe and explain the evolution of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS). The review describes the components of an FRMS and how these systems have been implemented.

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The Department for Transport commissioned Clockwork Research to conduct a worldwide review of Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS). The aim of the project was to explore the possibility that FRMS could improve the management of professional driver fatigue in the UK road transport industry.

Regulators, operators and researchers with knowledge or experience of FRMS were interviewed to identify what they felt were the pros and cons of FRMS. The participants were also asked for advice on how to implement an effective FRMS. Subsequently, members of the UK road transport industry were consulted to gauge their enthusiasm for FRMS and to identify any local factors that would need to be taken into consideration if FRMS were introduced in the UK.

For more information contact:
Dr. Carina Fourie

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