Driver Fatigue: Implications for employers of the legal case
'Office of Rail and Road v Renown Consultants'
Wednesday 4th August 2021
Presented in association with:
Speaker: Dr Paul Jackson
Director at Fresh Air Training
For organisations employing professional drivers, or employees who drive as part of their job, the risks associated with driver fatigue are a constant concern.
Our speaker for this presentation is Dr Paul Jackson
Paul is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in human performance and has assisted safety-critical organisations to implement fatigue risk management systems for over 20 years in a career that has also included positions as
- Research Manager at the Department for Transport responsible for looking at impairment resulting from fatigue, drugs and alcohol
- Visiting Lecturer in driver fatigue at Cranfield University
- Head of Impairment Research at TRL
Paul was an expert witness in last year’s landmark legal case, in which the Office of Rail and Road successfully prosecuted an employer for health and safety breaches, as a result of two of its employees being killed in a road traffic collision.
This successful criminal prosecution demonstrated that having policies and procedures on fatigue management is not enough.
Paul’s Master Class presentation considers the wide-ranging implications of that judgement for the management of fatigue both within and outside the rail industry.