A study by SafeWork Australia recommended health and safety professionals to intervene to reduce the impact of fatigue on shiftworkers. Recovery Partners understand that fatigue is one of the biggest contributors to workplace accidents, and are committed to making sure each worker returns to their homes safely at the end of each day.
Fatigue needs to be recognised and properly managed in all workplaces, especially high-risk work environments, so to avoid the risk of accidents and injuries.
Recovery Partners offer fatigue management strategies and training to a range of industries, that aim to educate and implement positive fatigue related control in the workplace. We specialise in both audits and procedures that can be integrated into your WHSMS.
What is fatigue?
Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy. In a work context, fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion which reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. It can result from extended mental or physical activity, sleep deprivation and/or disruption of the internal body clock.
Fatigue can be caused by a number of factors working in combination, such as medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyle choices, workplace problems and stress.
Why is fatigue a problem?
Fatigue reduces alertness which can lead to otherwise avoidable errors and mistakes. It is crucial to be particular diligent when:and an increase in workplace accidents, particularly when:
operating machinery or driving vehicles
conducting tasks that require a high level of concentration
undertaking night or shift work when a person would ordinarily be sleeping
The effects of fatigue, while affecting everyone differently, can be either short or long term.
In the short term a person may show the signs or report the symptoms of fatigue, tiredness, weakness, sleep loss, and a lack of physical activity.
The longer term health effects of fatigue can include heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders, lower fertility, anxiety and depression.
How can we help?
Recovery Partners are experienced in developing customised strategies and ways to manage fatigue and consider the following relevant issues at your workplace;
Relevant codes, regulations, permit and licence requirements related to fatigue management
Relevant WHS regulations as they relate to fatigue
Workplace policies and procedures related to fatigue management and the control of factors that can contribute to fatigue and fatigue-related accidents
How fatigue affects workplace performance and contributes to workplace accidents
Recognising causes and effects of fatigue
Factors which increase fatigue-related accidents
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