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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…

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…

Minimising Worker Fatigue by Providing Shoe Insoles

Published 21 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorker fatigue

Construction work is often tiring and demanding on operatives physical wellbeing. The importance of healthy and comfortable feet is often overlooked; issues with the feet often develop into more serious problems such as backaches, headaches and knee problems. It is important to identify these problems and develop methods to minimise them. Below is an example of how sites have introduced insoles…

Recognising and Addressing the Issue of Worker Fatigue

Published 30 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRest Worker fatigue

It is essential that the health and wellbeing of your workforce is taken into consideration and that your workers feel valued and well looked after. Site management should identify potential aspects that may negatively impact employees wellbeing or their ability to effectively perform tasks and implement measures to offset these. Below is an example of how a site ensured the wellbeing…

Protecting Operatives from Heat Fatigue

Published 12 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWeather protection Worker fatigue

Workers often face difficult working environments due to the various weather conditions in which they have to work. Consideration should be given to the conditions facing operatives and the measures that can be developed and implemented to counteract the impact of these environments. Such measures are vital to ensure the wellbeing of your workforce, and to offer the best protection during extreme weather…