A list of entries tagged with Worker Fatigue

Return to previous page

SmartCap Fatigue Management

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening PPE Reporting Worker fatigue

Fatigue is a serious problem among truck drivers and heavy machine operators as it can minimise operatives’ awareness and endanger the safety of all on site. Steps should be taken to monitor and manage operative fatigue. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: Used the SmartCap fatigue management system to manage the performance and safety of personnel….

Fatigue Reduction Technology

Published 24 July 2017 | Written by Mark Dixon
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

Workplace operative comfort is a high priority for Westleigh, this is coupled with safety as it can affect tiredness during long process activities. Our sister company Westframe, who provide all our timber frame requirements, have recently improved and added to the measures taken to ensure our workforce are comfortable at work. All work stations at the factory have benefited from…

Goody Box

Published 8 June 2017 | Written by Angela Ciorba
CategoriesBenefits Recognition Reward Weather protection Worker fatigue

To show how much we care about and appreciate our workforce, Ciorba Construction Ltd is happy to introduce the “Goody Box”. This goody box contains a number of daily essentials just in case they need it including: travel-size toothbrushes toothpaste antiperspirant hand sanitisers dental floss SPF skin and lip protection cream/ balm (for summer months) lifting belt heel protection shoe inserts to…

Relaxation ‘Taster’ Sessions

Published 19 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest Stress Worker fatigue

Sites must take appropriate steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Wellbeing initiatives foster positive mental health and make for a more productive workforce. See the examples below detailing the initiative developed by one site: Site management thought about what they as individuals do to relax and de-stress when they are at home. Each member of staff then developed…

Beating the Mental Health Stigma

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by Fiona Power
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

The project has identified mental health as a key focus for 2017. To kick off the year in a positive light, presentations on mental health awareness were delivered to the workforce as part of our safe start following the Christmas period. The presentation reiterated how to identify the symptoms of stress and fatigue and how to foster positive mental health. Following…

Relaxation Room

Published 27 April 2017 | Written by Colin Draper
CategoriesRest Stress Worker fatigue

In 2014/15 the top work related illnesses were to do with stress, depression and anxiety, and work related pressures are often a cause or major contributor. Site management roles are often highly stressed with a high sickness rate compared to other roles. It is widely accepted that rather than a short-term knee jerk reaction to health, looking at employee’s long-term…

Fatigue Wristband for Tunnelling Workforce

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Worker fatigue poses a potential health and safety hazard, and can be detrimental to the overall health of the workforce. Fatigue can have similar effects to alcohol, slowing down reaction time, causing lapses in judgement, and impairing cognitive ability. This danger is particularly relevant to projects which involve tunnelling, as the long shifts and rotating day and night shifts put workers at greater…

Stress and Resilience Guidance

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesGuidance Guidance Management attitudes Stress Worker fatigue

During periods of change and high demand, the Costain Skanska Joint Venture building Crossrail’s Paddington Station require their staff to be resilient and proactive about maintaining their wellbeing. The workplace has a duty of care to provide an environment that not only creates formal opportunities for wellbeing discussions, but actively encourages managers to discuss levels of stress and resilience with…

10 Top Tips for Night Workers

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercise habits can suffer. People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregularly, eat unhealthy convenience food, and may find it hard to keep up a regular exercise schedule. Shift workers are at higher risk for weight gain and heart disease as a result. Healthy eating and exercise help improve your…


Published 3 August 2016 | Written by Cathal Ward
CategoriesConsultation Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice

Optima-life works with organisations that are committed to a long-term strategy for their people. Their objective is to provide a service that will ultimately benefit the health and well being of those taking part. The scheme works on a six stage level; Stage 1: An in-depth online questionnaire is distributed to those in the scheme, this monitors Psychology, Productivity, Physiology and…

Recreation and Prayer Room

Published 27 June 2016 | Written by Michael Turlin
CategoriesBenefits Cultural needs Recreation Religious considerations Rest Separate facilities Stress Weather protection Worker fatigue

At Bellway, we have shown we care for our staff by installing a recreation room with surround sound TV/ DVD, seating and also heating. This is to help any of our workforce that feel stressed or just need some space away from the site for a few moments. We have also layed carpet on the floor to allow religious operatives the opportunity…

Ensuring safe driving to and from work

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by Thomas Housecroft
CategoriesDriver information Posters Roads Worker fatigue

Maintaining the wellbeing and safety of your workforce should always be prioritised even on the journey to and from site. To help raise awareness and improve employees’ safety, our site has The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) safe journey planner on display at the main entrance for all site staff to read, as well as having copies available in…

Fatigued Feet

Published 14 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

Maintaining awareness of the workforce’s health and wellbeing is important in maintaining a happy site. Health and safety risks may not always come in the form of an immediate hazard. Physical and psychological long-term effects are also risks and should be treated with the same level of monitoring and consideration. One site demonstrated their caring nature in response to the…

How can worker fatigue be managed?

Published 4 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRest Worker fatigue

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. The Causes Some of the…

What is Worker Fatigue?

Published 3 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRest Worker fatigue

The safety and wellbeing of a site’s workforce is a primary concern and must be properly monitored and managed. Amongst other common safety hazards, worker fatigue should not be something that is overlooked. “A state of perceived weariness that can result from prolonged working, heavy workload, insufficient rest and inadequate sleep.” – Office of Rail Regulation 2012 The Effects A construction…