WORKER FATIGUE is often an overlooked hazard in the construction industry, despite the fact that it is a serious health and safety risk in construction.
Fatigue has the potential to significantly impair physical and cognitive capacities, as well as having a damaging effect on the mental health of a workforce. The inability to respond and react promptly can also be highly detrimental across any type of construction activity – leading to errors, near misses, injuries and even death.
To understand how the issue of worker fatigue is being addressed in the industry, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) Best Practice Hub is running a survey in a bid to understand the extent to which this is a problem and how it is being tackled.
The survey closes on 9 August 2019, and results will be used to help inform the Scheme’s Spotlight on…worker fatigue’ national campaign, due to be published in the autumn.