Are recovery vehicle drivers subject to the RTD when working outside the 100 Km radial?
Recovery drivers working outside the 100 Km radial are subject to the RTD. • Can an employee work more than a 48 hour week? Yes! Any employee can “opt out” and sign an agreement to work more than 48 hours in any one week. Employees cannot be dismissed for failing to sign an opt out agreement. • How much daily rest must a “Mobile Worker” have? Mobile workers are entitled to 11 hours rest each day. • What does opting out mean? When a mobile worker signs an opting out agreement it means that he/she is willing to work more than 48 hours in a week. • Can a “Night Worker” opt out? For the purposes of the legislation night time is the hours between 11 pm [23.00 hrs] and 6 am [06.00 hrs] the following day. Mobile workers are excluded from the night work limits. And they are entitled to “adequate daily rest” [sic]. Adequate daily rest means that workers must have regular rest periods which are sufficiently long and continuous to ensure that workers do not injure themselves, fellow workers or ot