|Authors:||Ross Owen Phillips, Tor-Olav Nævestad, Torkel Bjørnskau|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1612-0|
This report uses literature review and expert interviews to assess the need for improved fatigue management in Norwegian land- and sea-based transport sectors. Fatigue is an important safety risk in the road, rail and maritime sectors in Norway. Even so, we know little about prevalence of fatigue in operators. We identify several branches in which operators may be more likely to be fatigued. Systematic programs for the management of fatigue are scarce, and there is no evidence that companies in any sector actually attempt to measure fatigue in their operators. The rail sector may be best at tackling the more serious fatigue problems faced by its operators. We make recommendations for the improved management of fatigue. Promotion of the business benefits of tackling fatigue may be essential for widespread uptake of fatigue countermeasures across transport sectors.