Health and Safety Risks

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Many aspects of construction work regularly place individuals in high risk environments. Therefore, it is extremely important for everyone involved to be mentally and physically alert while at work.

However, fatigue can impair workers, preventing them from carrying out work safely.

Such impairment includes slower reactions, lapses in judgement, reduced concentration and coordination, an underestimation of risk and diminished cognitive ability. Due to this, fatigue presents a significant health and safety risk.