Introduction to Fatigue Management

Course Description

This course explores fatigue-related risks in manufacturing.  

  • Senior management 
  • Managers 
  • Supervisors 
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee members 

The goal of the course is to teach strategies to manage fatigue in the workplace.

At the end of this course students should: 

  • Understand workplace fatigue and its contributing factors 
  • Be able to discuss ways to manage and control fatigue in the workplace

Module 1 – Introduction and background 


  • Learn about workplace fatigue and the importance of being aware of it on the job
  • Understand what contributes to fatigue in an industrial setting 
  • Interpret BC regulations and international practices 


  • Understand workplace fatigue and its effect on workers 
  • Be able to identify the contributing factors early 
  • Understand how to comply with the regulations and standards to satisfy the requirements 


  • What is fatigue? 
  • Contributing Factors to Fatigue  
  • Why it is Important to Understand Fatigue 
  • Signs of Fatigue  
  • Relevant BC Legislation

Module 2 – Fatigue in industrial settings


  • Understand fatigue in industrial settings 


  • Be able to discuss the relevance of fatigue to the industry 


  • Working Non-traditional Hours and Fatigue  
  • Job Demands 
  • Manual Material Handling (MMH) and Fatigue  
  • Sleep 
  • Environmental Conditions 
  • Fatigue and Work-related Incidents 

Module 3 – Fatigue Management 


  • Understand a variety of fatigue management strategies 


  • Familiarity with fatigue management solutions. 


  • Ergonomics/Human Factors and Fatigue Management  
  • Controlling the Risk  
  • Training, Awareness, and Supervision 
  • Monitoring and Reviewing 

Online 1 to 2 hours

Fatigue Management Course

Online Learning


We offer Introduction to Fatigue Management through our Online Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

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