FOI request detail

Union recognition agreements and HR policies

Request ID: FOI-1350-1920
Date published: 30 August 2019

You asked

F/on from FOI-0951-1920 Thank you for sending these. The information have really been useful. I appreciate your support. May i ask if there are any Fatigue risk management policies in TfL, LUL, Buses or Trams? If so please can you send these here?

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1350-1920/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 3 August 2019 asking for Fatigue risk management policies.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

We do not have a specific policy for fatigue management; instead we have an overarching Health and Safety policy. Fatigue is one of many topics that sit below this main policy.

However, we do have a Fatigue Risk Management System which is integrated into our Safety Management System. This is an intranet based system accessible to all at TfL. This sets out the requirements for managing the risk of fatigue to our staff and deals with things such as training, education and awareness, management of working hours, managing night workers, investigating incidents, roster design etc.

While bus and tram drivers are not employees of TfL, we work closely with the operators to ensure the network is a safe as possible.

First Group, who operate the trams, do have their own comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management System which sets out how they manage their risk of fatigue.

We are currently working closely with the bus operators to prepare a series of Fatigue Risk Management Policies, which will be required on all new contracts from summer 2020.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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