Worker fatigue should be acknowledged as a serious concern to health and wellbeing.
A summary of what exactly worker fatigue is and the effects can be found here.
Alike to all safety hazards on a construction site, worker fatigue and the risks associated with it not only effect the individual, but also those around them.
Some of the most popular causes of worker fatigue can be found below:
Fatigue is displayed through both physical and mental symptoms at a early, moderate and severe level. It is important to note that the individual is not good at assessing their own fatigue. See below for some of the most common symptoms to help spot if a employee is suffering from fatigue:
What can you do?
Worker fatigue can be managed and essentially reduced through very simple planning and monitoring. See below for some examples of what you can do as a supervisor:
You the individual must also be aware of the fact when you are fatigued you raise the risk of causing a safety hazard to yourself and others.
See below for some examples of what you can do as an employee:
Office of Rail Regulation. (2012). Managing Rail Staff Fatigue
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