Workplace sleeping quarters to prevent fatigue: Ai Group


Businesses need to identify ways to reduce fatigue hazards, the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) says

Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | April 20, 2012

Businesses need to identify ways to reduce fatigue hazards, the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) says, including providing sleeping quarters.

Services Manager Trinette Jaeschke, who spoke at yesterday’s Safety in Action 2012 conference in Melbourne, says it is important for employers to identify the hazards that cause fatigue to staff.

"People are not good judges of their own fatigue and impairment," Jaeschke says.

"Being fit for work means that you are in a state that you can perform your duties efficiently so it’s important to communicate and consolidate with workers and identify risk factors and symptoms."

Providing sleeping quarters for truck drivers who have done their shifts before heading off home is one way of addressing the problem, she adds.

Supervising people who are known to be prone to fatigue is also important, as is implementing control strategies and measures.

Drivers are four times more likely to have a fatal crash due to fatigue between 10pm and dawn, Jaeschke says.




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