The Livestock Transport Fatigue Management Scheme (LTFMS) provides a pre-approved template Advanced Fatigue Management (AFM) accreditation system designed to give livestock transporters the flexibility to respond to the dynamic, uncertain and complex livestock transport task.

The scheme allows AFM accredited operators to work up to 14 hours on a day, as part of a fortnightly cycle with ‘risk off-setting’ restrictions around driving between midnight and 4am and frequent stops for welfare checking.

The implementation guide outlines a step by step process for obtaining AFM accreditation under the scheme and all the necessary policies, procedures and forms on which operators can base their application are provided below. As a pre-approved template, you will not have to present a safety case to the NHVR.

Form 4 of 12 – Individual Employee Training Matrix

Use this document as a template for your fatigue risk management system.

This form can be replaced with one from your current system if it is equivalent in the key areas and meets the standards and outcomes.

The key area in this model document is the table on page 2.


To be completed by the Operations Manager to track an individual employee’s training needs and competency.

  1. Complete employee details in blue/black ink.
  2. Nominate type of employee by ticking one of the three options.
  3. Complete employee training details in all sections of the form in blue/black ink.
  4. If a training provider is available/relevant, arrange for them to sign the “after completion” column where appropriate.
  5. Sign “after completion” where appropriate.
  6. Place the completed form in [file location 5].