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Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS)

Fatigue in the workplace can impact safety, productivity and efficiency. Building layers of protection around your employees through a comprehensive fatigue risk management system allows you to see, mitigate and manage fatigue to improve operations.

Fatigue management can be done through the development of a practical, effective system that predicts, measures and mitigates fatigue and distraction risks. Caterpillar’s fatigue risk management system can be easily maintained, carefully monitored and continuously improved.


  • Educate all levels of your organisation about what causes fatigue, how fatigue risk impacts
    operations and the methods and technologies available to mitigate risk
  • Assess your organisation’s fatigue risk
  • Assess existing systems, policies, and procedures that mitigate fatigue risk and integrate them in to a comprehensive internally consistent plan
  • Build a site-specific fatigue management plan that includes event protocols, roles and responsibilities, communication and recognition strategies, supervisor playbooks and measurement systems
  • Establish a long-term plan to measure operational impact of your FRMS in order to track and maintain the positive impact on workforce health, safety and operational costs

Once your team has developed a custom FRMS to fit the specific needs of your operation, our six-step process will engage and motivate your workforce to embrace the changes in a way that boosts morale and provides metrics to measure your continuous improvement.

  • Engage
  • Assess
  • Define
  • Develop
  • Implement
  • Check

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Fatigue Risk Assessment

See the invisible risk of fatigue and distraction in your operations by implementing a Fatigue Risk Assessment. Caterpillar experts can help you make quick improvements and create a long-term plan for fatigue risk management in the workplace.

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Manager Workshops

Engaging the workforce to mitigate risks from fatigue and distraction begins by empowering leaders with knowledge to understand what causes fatigue, how fatigue risk impacts operations and methods and technologies available to mitigate risk.

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DSS - Driver Safety System

The Driver Safety System (DSS) is a non-intrusive, in-cab fatigue detection technology that instantly alerts operators the moment fatigue or distraction is identified.

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The Cat Smartband, powered by Fatigue Science, is an actigraphy watch that can help you understand the connection between operator sleep, fatigue and accident risk on and off the job site.

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Monitoring Center

Caterpillar safety advisors in the 24/7 Fleet Monitoring Center analyze data and video from in-vehicle systems, such as the Driver Safety System (DSS), to notify on-site personnel about drowsy or distracted driving. Each fatigue and distraction event is reviewed, verified, classified and logged for analysis and recordkeeping.

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Webinar: Implementing Technology into a Culture of Safety

A major hurdle in managing fatigue and distraction is that it is often difficult to see and measure. With new fatigue detection technologies, Caterpillar has direct line of sight into the scale and source of fatigue in an operation and effective implementation methodologies.

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