Readi to tackle fatigue head on

Safety

Nov 17, 2016

Brian Perry Civil (BPC) is the first to participate in a fatigue research project in a bid to understand the connection between sleep, fatigue and accident risk in the workplace and daily life. 
Fatigue management and work-life balance are currently a strong focus for BPC, so the project trial will see participants using technology to track their sleeping patterns.
Volunteers will wear a wrist band called a ‘Readiband’ (similar to a Fitbit) 24 hours a day for three weeks, which will record the quality and quantity of sleep of a user.
At the end of the 21-day period, all volunteers will receive a one-on-one consultation to discuss their results and get tailored advice on how to optimise their sleep quality and quantity.
The data collected over the six months will enable Construction to put together resources and information for employees around fatigue risk and its management.
Construction's projects often demand long hours and sometimes our staff face challenges with fatigue management. We need to develop new systems to ensure we deliver to programme, while protecting the wellbeing of our employees
The trial started with staff at Construction’s Fergusson Wharf project at the Ports of Auckland and the Auckland International Airport.
Following these first trials, employees at other construction sites around New Zealand will have the opportunity to take part.