The purpose of the Fatigue Coordination Group is to:

  • spearhead the fatigue and alertness agenda for the industry and its workforce
  • demonstrate the progress of the industry towards leading edge fatigue management
  • ensure the best use of rail industry resources and expertise without duplication of effort
  • drive the uptake of best practices across the railway so that they add real value.

Our role is advisory and informative. We create a platform for cross-industry collaboration and exchange of information to address the strategic challenges highlighted in LHSBR.

For further information on fatigue and alertness, visit the topic hub.

Message from the Chair

I am passionate about helping the industry tackle fatigue risk. Individually and as an industry, we all can understand, promote and establish a lifestyle that supports adequate rest and sleep and good physical and mental health.

There are different steps that we can take, such as putting in place duties and rosters that make managing fatigue an important part of our work patterns. In addition, we can introduce a process to support colleagues in identifying fatigue. This requires within our companies a just and fair culture. 

The Fatigue Coordination Group is committed to working across all sectors of the rail industry to create a cultural shift and make fatigue risk a thing of the past.


The Fatigue Coordination Group has members representing these industry stakeholders:

Chair of committee: Jackie Townsend, Tram Operations Limited
RSSB main representative: Paul Leach

Committee Members

Name Company Representing Status
Anna Vereker RSSB RSSB Member
Faye Bacon RSSB RSSB Meeting Manager
Jackie Townsend Tram Operations Limited Chair  Chair
Martin Frobisher Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Sponsor
Michael Jackson Deutschebahn Freight Operating Company Member
Paul Leach RSSB RSSB Member
Phil Uzzell Govia Thameslink Railway Passenger Train Operating Company Member
Simon Morgan Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Infrastructure Manager Member