Fatigue is a major safety risk in the rail industry. It can lead to accidents, injuries, and errors, which can have serious consequences for rail workers, passengers, and the public. Since 2017, the rail sector has suffered an average of 36 worker fatalities per year a result of fatigue, costing the industry an estimated £240m per annum.

This ebook provides an overview of fatigue and its impact on rail workers. It discusses the causes and consequences of fatigue while also providing strategies for preventing fatigue. It is intended to help rail workers understand the risks of fatigue and how to prevent it.