Driver Fatigue

Integrated Safety Support is excited to announce the launch of our new app – FatigueSafe! The FatigueSafe App is designed to be a rapid personal self-check tool that simply walks people through a series of six questions related to sleep and fatigue. The questions...

By now, most of us have either moved in or out of daylight saving time (DST). For us here in Melbourne Australia, it signals the rapid decline into cold and dark winter, making us slightly jealous of our friends in the northern hemisphere!...

The Formula 1 is a race of skill, stamina and endurance, where drivers are behind the wheel of a race car for hours at a time with massive forces working against their bodies. Drivers are susceptible to both physical and mental fatigue, and...

Energy drinks – there’s no doubt that consuming them will make you feel more awake and alert in the short term, but no amount of added vitamins or supplements are going to turn them into a healthy option for boosting energy levels. Laden...

The introduction of ride-sharing has seen an increase in people supplementing their primary income by becoming drivers. Certain organisations offer incentives to drivers, encouraging them to accept more rides resulting in longer hours worked. Despite ride-sharing organisations having access to hours of driving data,...

On the morning of the 18th February 2016, a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailed 13 cars in Alyth Yard, Canada. The train was only moving 4 km/h at the time, resulting in no injuries. The investigation report published by the Transport Safety Board...

This week a video has emerged of a London tram driver allegedly asleep at the controls, six months after several passengers were killed in an accident on the same network. According to commuters, the driver remained asleep for several minutes before passengers were able...

It's a long weekend in Australia this weekend and for many of us, this means jumping in the car and heading on a road trip. Being a short week, working longer days to cram a week's worth of work in is the status...

In October we saw Bosch Australia in partnership with the Victorian Government, TAC and VicRoads, test drive a self-driving car around Albert Park, Victoria. Although it's no Formula 1 car, Gavin Smith, President of Bosch Australia has stated that the Bosch engineered Tesla...

Last month in Australia, a central Queensland coal miner was awarded $1.25 million in personal damages after sustaining injuries from an accident whilst driving home fatigued. The Supreme Court found the mining company and its contractors had not done enough to reduce the risk...

Holidays are one of the most high-risk periods on our roads. Unfortunately, both accident and fatality rates are significantly worse during these times. If you're driving during the holidays, be sure to help manage the risks of driver fatigue by: Taking regular breaks (planned...

Fatigue is an ever present danger on many work sites. It can be a silent killer, as its symptoms are not always known to workers or their supervisors. Sadly, workforces that are not familiar with the effects of fatigue can be at significant risk....