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Fatigue Safe Rostering

AlertSafe™ is a cloud-based rostering system that forms a vital part of a Fatigue Risk Management System.


Initially conceptualised for the healthcare industry, AlertSafe™ was developed in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity and Monash University. It models the impacts of shift work on each individual staff member during the rostering process and takes into consideration new fatigue management policies. The system generates rosters that result in maximum alertness, safety, and productivity, and have shown a 35% decrease in errors, which can result in bad customer outcomes. 

AlertSafe™ is versatile and can be applied across a variety of industries including healthcare, the police force, emergency services, airlines, trucking, construction, and mining. 

THESE ORGANISATIONS have benefited from AlertSafe™:

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Learn more about how AlertSafe™ can benefit you during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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“AlertSafe™ generates rosters using artificial intelligence-based optimisation, which infers the consequences of each assignment of a shift to a person who can and cannot be assigned to other shifts. The platform then determines smarter ways to improve a roster time until it meets the preference needs of the roster and the people working within it

Professor Mark Wallace

Faculty of IT


Opturion has partnered with Fatigue Management & Sleep Solutions Australia (FMSSA), to provide AlertSafe™ users with expert, scientifically based, and operationally practical training packages and consulting services to minimise and manage fatigue-related risk in the workplace and the general community. Together we provide the following services.


It identifies potential fatigue hot spots in the roster and/or high-risk individuals, so that appropriate control measures can be implemented. 

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Fatigue risk assessment

Contains questions that determine whether a team member is a morning or afternoon type. Suggests the best time to sleep between shifts.

Design and management of rosters/hours of work to minimise fatigue risks

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Targeted fatigue and risk management policy and plan in line with Alertness CRC guidelines for maximum alertness, safety and productivity.

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Targeted fatigue risk management policy and plan

Techniques and tools for maximising alertness and managing fatigue risks while on-shift. Education and tools to optimise available sleep opportunities while off-shift.

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Flexible and accessible education and training

Actively monitors the number of hours worked, and dynamically redesigns and optimises rosters as demands, and resources change. 

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Alertsafe™ includes These fmssa services:


Practical strategies to increase alertness while on-shift (e.g. powernaps, judicious caffeine use, nutrition, physical activity etc).


Techniques to optimise sleep (e.g. sleeping environment, pre-bedtime routine, ways to switch off the mind, use of screens/blue light exposure).


Individual consultations for those requiring additional sleep or fatigue-related support.


Online confidential messaging, whereby employees can contact FMSSA directly to receive personalised advice.