Fatigue Risk Management

“29 percent of adults reported making errors at work due to fatigue with more than 1 in 6 reporting they had fallen asleep on the job. The risks associated with fatigue also extend beyond the workplace with the same report finding 20 percent of adults have nodded off while driving and 5 percent reported having a motor vehicle accident in the past year due to falling asleep at the wheel.”

Sleep Health Foundation (Australia)

 

Poor sleep and fatigue is commonplace in today’s 24-hour society regularly affecting more than a third of all adults. The consequence of this to individuals is short-term impairment and reduced quality of life, with long-term effects ranging from increased risk of illness and disease to early death. Lack of sleep can also be downright unsafe with the effects of sleepiness being comparable to being legally drunk.

Organisations and individuals have a duty of care to manage fatigue risk. The purpose of this workshop is to help individuals and workplaces understand and respond to risks caused by employee fatigue. Individuals are given the knowledge to ensure adequate sleep, recognise and mitigate fatigue risk at work should they become too tired to work safely. The aim is to increase health, safety, wellbeing and productivity outcomes.

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the causes and consequences of fatigue;
  • Understand the link between your sleep, health, mood and safety;
  • Optimise your sleep and rectify common sleeping problems for improved alertness and wellbeing;
  • Apply a risk management approach to mitigate fatigue risk (at work and at home);
  • Seek help for serious sleep problems (including sleep disorders).

The workshop is facilitated by psychologists with significant fatigue management and workplace health and safety expertise.

  • 3 hours
  • 6 – 20 participants
  • Facilitated on client’s premises
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