Facts and Figures

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The following facts and statistics illustrate the severity of fatigue in the UK:

  • Over 50% of UK employees have experienced burnout at work (Virgin, 2015).
  • Almost two thirds of UK employees claim tiredness affects their productivity at work (Willis Towers Watson, 2017).
  • 86% of UK employees feel unable to speak with their line manager about how tiredness impacts their performance at work (Westfield Health, 2017).
  • Sleep deprivation costs the UK around £40 billion every year (Rand Europe, 2016).
  • In the UK, one in five visits to the GP are related to tiredness and fatigue (Natural Source Waters, 2015).
  • Fatigue costs the UK between £115 and £240 million per year in workplace accidents alone (HSE, 2017).