Prevention and management of fatigue in the workplace

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Prevention and management of fatigue in the
workplace
What guidance is available – and what do we need for
the WA mining industry?
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What is fatigue?
Slower
reactions
Absentmindedness
Decreased
awareness
Lack of
attention
Reduced ability
to process
information
Memory
lapses
Underestimation
of risk
Reduced
coordination
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Why is addressing fatigue important?
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So what can we do about it?
• Hazard – prevent, manage
• Do not underestimate risks
• Duty of care
– employers
– employees
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How is your site doing?
See page 2 of HSE Human Factors Briefing Note 10
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Which shift schedule is best?
Diverse
workplaces
Diverse
work
Diverse
people
No single
optimal shift
system that
suits
everyone
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What needs to be considered when scheduling?
Shift duration
Direction of
shift rotation
Shift timing
Workload
Optimal
shift
system for
your
workplace
Number and
length of
breaks during
and between
shifts
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What are some key management principles?
• Consult employees on working hours and shift
patterns
• Develop a policy that specifically address risk factors
and guards against fatigue (i.e. prevention rather
than control)
• Implement policy then monitor and enforce it
• Review following assessment of:
– adequacy of resourcing and staffing levels
– effect of changes to working hours
• Employer-provided accommodation
– conducive to sleep during night and day
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What is consultation like at your workplace?
Is the workforce (e.g. safety and health representatives)
consulted when policies and procedures are:
– being developed?
– being reviewed and revised?
Is the workforce consulted when there are changes to:
– the workplace?
– systems of work?
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Is your site using the available WA guidance?
Have you:
• seen these?
• read them?
• used them?
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What other guidance is available?
• UK-based Health and Safety Executive
(HSE) and Energy Institute
 NSW Division of Resources and Energy
– Minerals and Petroleum
 Safe Work Australia - Draft model code
of practice
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