Fatigue Risk Management

Well-rested, alert workers are essential to safe and productive operations. Excessive fatigue can impair performance, posing a significant threat to safety-critical industries, and has been listed as a causal factor in numerous disasters.

The Keil Centre’s approach to Fatigue Risk Management employs scientifically-based, data-driven methods to manage employee fatigue in a flexible manner, appropriate to the nature of operations, and the level of risk exposure.

Our services include:

  • Roster analysis and design, to minimise fatigue likelihood
  • Risk assessment of the impact of fatigue on safety-critical tasks
  • Assessment of individual contributors to fatigue (e.g. sleep habits, sleep disorders)
  • Development of risk-based control strategies to manage fatigue
  • Development and review of Fatigue Risk Management Systems
  • Training and education for managers, supervisors, employees and families

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Who is it for?

Fatigue Risk Management solutions may be relevant to companies, union bodies, regulators and policy makers who are concerned with managing fatigue-related risk.

Benefits of this approach

Companies that develop a Fatigue Risk Management System can maintain flexible work hours, while maintaining scientifically-defensible controls to manage the risk of fatigue. Companies that choose this approach will:

  • Achieve an effective fatigue and shift management system, with resulting operational and management benefits
  • Understand the exposure of fatigue-related risk on their operations
  • Ensure employees understand the importance of sleep, sleep disorders, fatigue-related risk, and acceptable control strategies
  • Document a formal approach for defined controls and reporting structures for identifying and managing fatigue-related risk
  • Encourage employees to discuss the types of errors they make when they are tired, to help develop effective mitigation strategies
  • Incorporate consideration of fatigue as a causal factor in investigation of incidents and near-misses

Find out more

To find out more about our approach to Fatigue and Shiftwork and how it may be beneficial to your organisation, please telephone our Edinburgh office on +44(0)131 229 6140 or email enquiries@keilcentre.co.uk. One of our consultants will be in touch as soon as possible.

Some of our clients include:

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