Fatigue is the cause of some major incidents and it is an employer's responsibility to manage the risks from fatigue.
More than 3.5 million people are employed as shift workers in the UK. Poorly designed shift-work arrangements and excessive working time that do not balance the demands of work with time for rest and recovery can result in fatigue and ultimately, in absence of a fatigue management plan, to accidents, injuries and ill health. Fatigue has also been implicated in 20% of accidents on major roads and is said to cost the UK £115 - £240 million per year in terms of work accidents alone.
Fatigue can lead to errors and accidents, ill-health and injury, and reduced productivity. The issue of fatigue management needs to be addressed, like any other hazard, and the legal duty is on employers to manage risks from fatigue, irrespective of any individual’s willingness to work extra hours or preference for certain shift patterns for social reasons. Compliance with the Working Time Regulations alone is insufficient to tackle the issue of fatigue management.
Exhaustion is a pressing concern in today’s world; fatigue is increasingly common and it can often have severe consequences. Feeling of tiredness and difficulty to concentrate are just some of the signs of fatigue, which has a huge impact on the individual productivity as well as on their well-being. For these reasons, we developed a Fatigue Management Training Course to help employers and employees understand their responsibilities around fatigue risk management.
The Fatigue Management Training Course was designed to help users recognise the signs and symptoms of fatigue, understand the sleep cycle, as well as the importance of managing fatigue. Users also interact with useful and applicable tools and tips for minimising fatigue.
The Fatigue Management Training Course is a useful tool to instruct employees on how to prevent fatigue and exhaustion and is an essential tool to face today’s fast-paced world. It is a fully online interactive course and assessment, accessible on any device, 24/7, with no time limits through our modern LMS. A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the eLearning module.
- What is fatigue?
- The importance of managing fatigue
- Sleep stages and circadian rhythm
- Preventing and reducing fatigue
We cover key information surrounding fatigue management, in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
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