Explanation of Warnings (the blue icon)

Q.) What does the blue warning icon mean?
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A.) The blue warning icon is a feature in LogChecker that indicates when a driver has exceeded 12 hours (Standard) or 14 hours (BFM) in any 24 hour period but has not breached (breach icons are yellow) due to the “Counting rules”.
The Counting Rules:
Rules for counting time. The counting rules require that you always:
  • count forward from the end of a rest break, never from within a work or rest period;
  • count all periods of time (work time and rest time) in 15 minute blocks;
  • count time periods of 24 hours or longer forward from the end of a relevant major rest break relevant to the period in your hours option.

The purpose of this feature is to ensure fleet operators are aware of these events from a WHS perspective. i.e. fatigue rules state that: A driver must not work in excess of 12/14 hours in a 24 hour period. It is important to keep in mind the following:

  • the Warning does not indicate a breach under the current National Heavy Vehicle Legislation Fatigue  “Counting rules”;
  • the Warning does not require any action under the fatigue legislation and an operator could click on “No Action Required” in the Non Conformance Report (NCR) field without a negative impact on fatigue compliance.