Shift work patterns and extended working hours
can impact on fatigue, increasing the potential for Workplace Health and Safety
Working irregular hours could increase the risk of developing
significant health problems such as heart disease or a stroke, new research
Publishing their work in the British Medical Journal, a team of
researchers from Canada and Norway analysed data from a number of previous
studies involving shift workers.
The researchers calculated that shift work is linked to a 23 per
cent increase in the risk of having a heart attack, a 24 per cent rise in the
risk of a coronary event and a five per cent greater chance of suffering a
workers are given adequate time to rest between shifts, is key to managing
Time and Attendance System can assist you in implementing an effective Fatigue
employee time and attendance data
you to analyse the amount of time your staff are spending at work, overtime
hours, and associated productivity levels.
planned Rosters and Work Schedules
the disruption to employees' body clocks caused by working outside normal
waking hours and mitigate some of the health risks associated with shift work.
supervisors, managers or HR when a particular employee is approaching their
work hour limit, enabling them to adjust rosters and shifts accordingly.
compliance with current workplace legislation and modern awards, as well as any
organisation-specific work rules. Employees are only permitted to work if they
satisfy all the associated rules, providing you with ‘peace of mind’ that they
are alert to perform their duties safely.
complete Audit Trail
A Time and
Attendance System ensures you have all the required information to hand in the
unfortunate event of an accident and subsequent legal action.
For more information on automated Time and Attendance systems and Fatique Management please contact Mitrefinch on 1300 884 831 or