Fatigue Reduction

Fatigue Reduction 

Regardless of your role, location, or the type of work you do, to do your job safely and efficiently you need to be alert. When you’re feeling fatigued, your alertness levels and your performance suffer.

In fact, research shows being awake for more than 17 hours can weaken your performance in a way that’s comparable to being over the limit for drink driving in most EU countries.

Being well rested and alert for work helps us…

Reduce error rates

React quickly to danger

Reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries

This is why the fatigue risk management standard (NR/L2/OHS/003) has been updated. The new standard applies to everyone within Network Rail and those working on Network Rail infrastructure, assets & systems. The updated fatigue standard is available on the Network Rail Standards Portal, and has a compliance date of October 2022.

A range of educational materials are available as attachments on this page. Network Rail staff can also access these via the Fatigue Reduction site.

Fatigue awareness and standard technical briefing eLearning courses are also available on Network Rail’s eLearning platform.

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