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If you are working under Standard Fatigue Management Hours, what is the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in any 24 hour period? If you are working under Standard Fatigue Management Hours, what is the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in any 24 hour period?

  • A. 7 hours.

  • B. 12 hours.

  • C. 14 hours.

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. You can work up to 12 hours in one 24-hour period, but not any more than 12 hours.
     
 
 
 

Standard hours

The Standard Hours option is aimed at regular scheduled operations with a lower fatigue risk with up to 12 hours work in any period of 24 hours.

Basic fatigue management

BFM gives operators a greater say in when their drivers can work and rest, providing the risks of working long and night hours are managed. Drivers can work BFM hours when they have been inducted into their operator’s BFM fatigue management system and meet the requirements relating to drivers under accreditation.

The 36-hour rule manages the risk of working long hours in combination with night work. A driver can only work up to 36 'long and night' hours in any seven day period. This is because the risk of having an accident when working during normal sleeping hours is up to 5.5 times as high.

Advanced fatigue management

AFM hours are more flexible and less prescriptive than either Standard Hours or BFM hours. Drivers may work AFM hours when they have been inducted into their operator’s AFM fatigue management system and meet the requirements relating to drivers under accreditation. Operators will need to specify the normal operating limits.

Work time examples

If you are working under Standard Hours and drive a vehicle with a GVM greater than 12 tonnes, in a period of 8 hours the minimum rest time is 30 minutes rest, in blocks of 15 minutes.

If you are a solo driver working under Standard Hours and drive a vehicle with a GVM greater than 12 tonnes, the maximum number of hours you may drive in any seven day period is 72.

If you are a solo driver working under Basic Fatigue Management hours and drive a vehicle with a GVM greater than 12 tonnes, in a period of 9 hours the minimum rest time is 30 minutes' rest, in blocks of 15 minutes.

If you are working under Standard Fatigue Management Hours, the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in any 24 hour period is 12.

If you are working under Standard Fatigue management Hours, in a two-up arrangement the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in any 24 hours period is 12.

If you are working under Standard Fatigue Management Hours, in a two-up arrangement, the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in any 7 day period is 60.