Organisations who have employees working shifts and long hours need to consider appropriate fatigue management strategies. Workers also need to be aware of the effects that frequent travelling and long work hours can have on their mental and physical health. Being fatigued means that a worker is mentally or physically exhausted. Fatigue makes it hard to perform work safely and well.
This course explores worker fatigue through the desire to make additional money by working longer hours and taking on extra shifts. It covers the issues of working day and night shifts and the disruptive effects on sleep.
The course explains the difference between tiredness and fatigue symptoms. Fatigue is a complex issue with a variety of symptoms including feeling weary or weak, lacking motivation, having issues with memory and productivity, having no interest in social situations and all of these can develop into depression.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn the symptoms of fatigue.
- Understand the circadian rhythms and how they repeat every 24 hours.
- Learn how the body rhythms affect behaviour, alertness, reaction times and mental capacity.
- Understand the difference between tiredness and fatigue.
- Learn strategies to reduce fatigue.
- Learn strategies to manage fatigue.
- The importance of working with their manager or supervisor when experiencing fatigue symptoms.
Course length: 10 mins (7-minute animated and subtitled video + 5 short answer assessment)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English and French.