Fatigue Management for Commercial Vehicle Drivers - Western Australia

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you intend to drive a commercial vehicle. This code applies to commercial vehicle drivers whose work time either:

  • Exceeds 60 hours per week;
  • Exceeds more than 10 hours out of any 24 hour period more than once a week; or
  • Includes the period from midnight to 5:00AM.

Work time includes driving and all the activities that are associated with driving a commercial vehicle. The definition of a 'commercial vehicle' includes omnibuses, school buses, mobile plant, integrated mobile plant, and goods vehicles.

The purpose of this code is to provide practical guidance to industry on requirements in occupational safety and health regulations for driving commercial vehicles. The code promotes a systematic and considered approach to organising trip schedules and driver rosters to minimise the hazard of fatigue.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Business Service Centre
Department of Commerce
WorkSafe Western Australia


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 6251 2200

Phone:

1300 307 877
safety@commerce.wa.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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