Fatigue Manager

  • Job Reference: 00003846-1
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2023
  • Recruiter: GB Railfreight
  • Location: Peterborough
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary
  • Sector: Senior Executive Positions, Other Rail Jobs, Safety & Health Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At GB Railfreight we are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Fatigue Manager  to understand and deliver a robust Fatigue Risk Management System and policy that is supported by and integrates into other existing company procedures.

As a Fatigue Manager within the Railway industry you will be a trusted advisor with a deep understanding of Human factors.You will be responsible for investigating and mitigating risk for both safety critical and non-safety critical staff within the organisation in relation to fatigue management. You will review our processes to ensure compliance against ORR, and other industry guidelines on managing Rail Staff Fatigue and ensure that the management of fatigue integrates across the business functions and that the application of fatigue activities form a part of the company’s long-term health, safety and sustainability objectives. 

This role will be based in Peterborough with the option to work remotely when not required in the office.




  • Ensure the legal requirements covered in the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS) and the Working Time Regulations is met.
  • Define arrangements for the implementation of a Fatigue Risk Management System.
  • Ensure a fatigue risk control process exists within the management of rosters.
  • Ensure consistency in the application of the Fatigue Index/Fatigue Risk Index
  • Implement a process to allow staff to report a fatigue safety concern and ensure there are adequate arrangements and provisions for supporting staff who make a fatigue report. Ensuring that reporting system is robust and accessible for all.
  • Ensure there are adequate arrangements for the managing of fatigue and on-call.
  • Provide information and education on fatigue detection and management, through industry learning, shared practices, and guidance from stakeholder partners.
  • To understand the influence on individual’s health and absenteeism associated to shift work and fatigue.
  • To understand the impact of fatalities on our workforce and infrastructure and develop mitigations and interventions to address.
  • To collaborate with industry partners to implement a strategy of early detection, intervention, instruction and staff training.
  • Lead for the Safety Risk and Assurance team on matters of suicide prevention, working collaboratively with recognised stakeholders and regulatory partners to develop strategies and interventions.
  • Liaise and engage with Trade Unions, Staff, Leaders, stakeholders and other industry professionals and partners in delivering a programme of proactive fatigue management
  • Identify and assess the risks associated with fatigue in roster design, organisational change, and investigation.
  • Assist with improved risk control and fatigue mitigation arrangements such as rest breaks, napping and travelling, swapping of shift and hours of work. (including trials/projects)
  • Ensure there is programme of monitoring, review, and audit on fatigue management.
  • Proactively engage with staff and Trades Unions.
  • Participate in the delivery of employee safety change program and customer engagement initiatives in line with the Safety, Security and Wellbeing plans, the home safe program and any identified new or emerging risk.
  • Lead on the development and improvement of our SMS in relation to fatigue management/Incident response, through engagement with leadership and frontline teams across the business to ensure the process is readily accessible and can be implemented with ease.
  • Attend and participate at industry forums on developing new/improved safety practices, sharing, considering and adopting best practice e.g. RSSB, RDG






  • Knowledge of the Occupational/Operational safety functions and activities
  • Knowledge and understanding on Human Factors and public interface risks
  • Knowledge of information technology, competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SMIS
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills including motivational, relationship building and influencing skills are essential.
  • Experience of preparing concise, comprehensive, and informative reports
  • Good communication. organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable challenging the accepted norms across the organisation and offer solutions.


  • Knowledge of operational railway environment
  • A recognised risk or health and safety professional qualification


Our Values

Professionalism – Safety and security is paramount in our business, and we feel that this embodies the foundation of a high achieving safety culture

Support – We look after our people and they in turn are encouraged to look after each other

Communication – The transparency of our is business is valued by our colleagues and customers

Trust and Empowerment – We believe that openness and honesty make for the best relationship because it leads to trust and confidence

Enjoyment – Taking pleasure in coming to work at GBRf is actively encouraged right from the top


At GB Railfreight we recognise that having a more diverse range of people leads to greater innovation. We want to create a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds with the aim to have a workforce representative of wider society. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace in line with our values.