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Fatigue Risk Management in Practice Seminar - LONDON

HSE Training and Events is to run a 1 Day course on Fatigue Risk Management in Practice Seminar - LONDON.

ETC Venues Marble Arch - LONDON

Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA

Please email your expression of interest
  • Do you understand how shift work can impact on worker fatigue, health, safety and performance?
  • What fatigue challenges are you facing and are you aware of legal requirements / good practice?
  • Are your working patterns aligned with your demand so they limit overtime and support worker wellbeing?
  • Do you understand how changing shift patterns can positively impact on worker fatigue, health safety & performance?
  • How do you ensure fatigue is managed during times of reduced resource when the likelihood of employees working overtime or excessive hours increases?

together HSE WTS

This cross-industry event is jointly hosted by the HSE and WTS. Building on previous events, it will help you to develop your understanding of fatigue, share experiences of fatigue risk management, discuss challenges and create solutions.

HSE works with companies from across industry to assess fatigue risk and enable them to develop their own sensible fit for purpose fatigue risk management systems that promote healthier and safer working. HSE fatigue experts have a track record of contributing technical advice on shift work and management of working hours to inform HSE guidance, regulation, and investigation, which means that HSE has unique insight and technical expertise in this area. WTS are shift pattern and roster management experts; using powerful software and specialist insight, they help organisations plan, manage and monitor shift patterns and rosters that boost productivity whilst supporting shift worker health, wellbeing and work-life balance.

Fatigue arising from poorly planned shift work arrangements or long working hours can lead to human error, ill health, injury and reduced productivity. It is estimated to cost the UK up to £240 million per year in terms of workplace accidents alone.


Who should attend:

This event is aimed at people in shift working organisations who:

  • Are responsible for defining their company's Safety Management System
  • Are responsible for monitoring fatigue, advising on occupational health or training relating to fatigue
  • Anyone in a HR or Operational role responsible for roster design and workforce planning


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  • Enable you to understand how shift patterns can impact health, safety and performance;
  • Provide information about the legal requirements and good practice for managing fatigue;
  • Consider methods that you might use to track and assess fatigue risk;
  • Offer practical strategies you can use to manage and mitigate fatigue more effectively;
  • Help you make the business case for investment in fatigue risk management;
  • Provide insight around the design of demand-led shift patterns that reduce fatigue and deliver employee wellbeing/work life-balance gains;
  • Explore how visibility over worked hours, rest, holiday and absence can be incorporated into workforce management systems


Event Delivery:

The event will be delivered by HSE fatigue experts who are specialists in the field of fatigue risk management and WTS specialists in shift pattern design and workforce management. Experts will draw upon their experiences of working with a variety of industries and organisational sizes both within the UK and globally. This event will also include case studies presented by organisations who have first-hand experience of addressing fatigue risks and an interactive workshop.

Who will present:

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Dr Colleen Butler


Dr Colleen Butler is a Senior Human Factors Specialist at the Centre for Human and Organisational Performance at HSE's Science Division. She joined HSE in July 2008 after graduating with a PhD from the Human Factors Research Unit at the University of Southampton.

As a Senior Human Factors Specialist, Colleen leads work on human factors in the major hazard sector and her main topics of work are the provision of support on fatigue risk management, human reliability assessment and safety culture assessment in high hazard industries. Colleen has worked on the revision of HSE guidance on reducing error and influencing behaviour and managing shift work and fatigue. She has worked with the aviation and energy sectors providing fatigue risk assessments and advice and support on compliance with Working Time Regulations, the impact of changes to work patterns on fatigue and the management of fatigue in times of reduced resource. Colleen has also provided expert human factors opinion to HSE in a number of high profile accident investigations.



Martin Gee

Since graduating from Cambridge University as a Chartered Engineer, Martin has previously worked in a number of senior engineering and operations roles for a range of manufacturing companies such as Pilkingtons Glass Ltd, Hays Chemicals Distribution Ltd and Cussons UK Ltd. This has given him first-hand knowledge and experience of successful production operations and the labour issues surrounding working time. Martin understands the factors that need to be taken into account when embarking on a change programme from a client's and an employee's perspective, and the importance of systems to help manage and maintain new ways of working, ensure legislative compliance, deliver long term organisational and employee benefits.  Martin is a Director at WTS with substantial experience and a proven track record in all aspects of achieving and implementing working time change. Since joining WTS in 2007, Martin has led a diverse range of projects with great success, and developed the Project Delivery / Consultancy provision. He currently heads up the Customer Services team, with a focus on building excellent customer relationships.

Martin had led a range of impressive projects during his time at WTS. Following the body of work he completed with Thames Water, they won HR Excellence Awards 2012 for the most successful change management programme. Martin has led and managed projects across a wide range of markets including Emergency Services, both Central and Local Government, Food Manufacturing and Utilities. Key clients include Thames Water, National Grid, United Utilities, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Cheshire West & Chester Council.

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Andy Jenkins

Andrew is a Maritime Operations Commander in Her Majesty's Coastguard. Andrew has been a serving Coastguard Officer for nearly 22 years in an operations room environment. He started at Lee in Solent in Hampshire before moving to Weymouth in Dorset in 1998. He has worked at all levels within Coastguard from Operational to Tactical and now at a Strategic level with responsibility for Coastguard Operations UK wide and policy review. Andrew has been heavily involved with shift patterns and rosters for the last five years and has been part of several watch pattern reviews for Coastguard frontline operations staff.


ETC Venues Marble Arch - LONDON

Garfield House
86 Edgware Road
W2 2EA




The cost of this workshop is £425 per person (includes notes, lunch and refreshments)



Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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The HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
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T: +44 (0)203 028 3704