“Fatigue is a physiological state, resulting in reduced mental or physical performance capabilities due to inadequate sleep, extended wakefulness, circadian phase, or workload factors (physical, mental or emotional).”
Fatigue is complex. Fatigue is dangerous. Fatigue affects us all.
That’s why Solaris approaches fatigue risk from two directions; strategically and tactically.
1. Strategic Approach
The strategic approach relies on the development of a framework that supports the tactical efforts. In other words, it clearly identifies,
- the purpose of the program;
- what it will look like;
- how it will be run; and
- how it will remain viable.
Want to know how your efforts are stacking up? Of course you do.
2. Tactical Approach
Here is where the risk assessment and mitigation process lives.
It is only through a thorough risk assessment process that fatigue related hazards and risks can be identified, measured, and managed. It requires a process driven by science and objective analysis of data, and solutions have to be flexible enough to accommodate the context in which your organization operates.
There is no cookie cutter answer to solving the fatigue problem. A proper risk assessment will ensure informed decisions are made on how to spend your resources to optimize results.
What does a fatigue risk assessment look like?
Glad you asked.