Working Fatigue Risk Management
A joint event hosted by Working Time Solutions (WTS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Date: Thursday 8th November
Location: etc. venues Manchester
- Do you understand how shift work can impact on worker fatigue, health, safety and performance?
- What fatigue challenges are you facing and are you aware of legal requirements / good practice?
- Are your working patterns aligned with your demand so they limit overtime and support worker wellbeing?
- Do you understand how changing shift patterns can positively impact on worker fatigue, health safety & performance?
- How do you ensure fatigue is managed during times of reduced resource when the likelihood of employees working overtime or excessive hours increases?
This cross-industry event is jointly hosted by Working Time Solutions (WTS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Building on previous events, it will help you to develop your understanding of fatigue, share experiences of fatigue risk management, discuss challenges and create solutions.
HSE works with companies from across industry to assess fatigue risk and enable them to develop their own sensible fit for purpose fatigue risk management systems that promote healthier and safer working. HSE fatigue experts have a track record of contributing technical advice on shift work and management of working hours to inform HSE guidance, regulation, and investigation, which means that HSE has unique insight and technical expertise in this area.
Fatigue arising from poorly planned shift work arrangements or long working hours can lead to human error, ill health, injury and reduced productivity. It is estimated to cost the UK up to £240 million per year in terms of workplace accidents alone.
Who should attend:
This event is aimed at people in shift working organisations who:
- Are responsible for defining their company's Safety Management System
- Are responsible for monitoring fatigue, advising on occupational health or training relating to fatigue
- Anyone in a HR or Operational role responsible for roster design and workforce planning
This CPD-accredited event will:
- Enable you to understand how shift patterns can impact health, safety and performance;
- Provide information about the legal requirements and good practice for managing fatigue;
- Consider methods that you might use to track and assess fatigue risk;
- Offer practical strategies you can use to manage and mitigate fatigue more effectively;
- Help you make the business case for investment in fatigue risk management;
- Provide insight around the design of demand-led shift patterns that reduce fatigue and deliver employee wellbeing/work life-balance gains;
- Explore how visibility over worked hours, rest, holiday and absence can be incorporated into workforce management systems
The event will be delivered by HSE fatigue experts who are specialists in the field of fatigue risk management and WTS specialists in shift pattern design and workforce management. Experts will draw upon their experiences of working with a variety of industries and organisational sizes both within the UK and globally. This event will also include case studies presented by organisations who have first-hand experience of addressing fatigue risks and an interactive workshop.
The cost of this seminar is £325 per person (includes workshop notes, lunch and refreshments)