Worker Fatigue Risk Management
- Are you facing challenges in managing fatigue?
- How aware are you of your legal requirements?
- Do you know what good practice in fatigue risk management looks
- How do you ensure fatigue is managed during times of reduced
- Do you understand how shift design can impact on worker
fatigue, health safety & performance?
- How confident are you in implementing a fatigue risk management
- Do you struggle to get attention from senior management when
trying to overcome problems of worker fatigue across the
Fatigue arising from poorly planned working shift 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.
A fatigued employee will be less alert, less able to process
information, will have slower reaction times and have less interest
in working compared to a colleague who is not fatigued. This
increases the risk of human error which can lead to accidents; the
Clapham Junction rail disaster, Chernobyl, and the Exxon Valdez oil
spill have all had fatigue as a major contributory factor.
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.
The course will cover:
- An understanding of the importance of ensuring good quality
sleep and the impact that a lack of sleep can have on the
individual, the business and health and safety performance
- Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of fatigue
- Tips on how to engage effectively with senior leaders
- Knowledge of the HSE perspective/expectations on fatigue risk
management (including legal requirements/responsibilities)
- An understanding of the key steps involved in undertaking a
fatigue risk assessment
- Knowledge of what additional tools are available to assist them
in undertaking a fatigue risk assessment
- Knowledge of what good practice looks like when designing
effective work schedules
- Understand the components of an effective Fatigue Risk
Management System and how to make it fit for purpose
Who should attend?
This training course is aimed across industry, at people who
have responsibility for implementing a company's Safety Management
System, SHE Managers, Occupational Health and HR Managers. This
course is suitable for those responsible for operating a 24/7 shift
system as well as those managing more regular working patterns.
This course is not specifically targeted to the management of
The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of the course is £515 per person (includes course
notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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