Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Imperago introduces new risk and fatigue function

Imperago Workforce Design has launched a new risk and fatigue management functionality within its software.

The solution delivers relative risk and fatigue scores associated with individual shift patterns – which enables companies to quickly identify areas of higher risk and fatigue. According to Imperago, this gives companies the opportunity to adjust shift pattern criteria, to produce alternative work patterns, safeguarding worker health and safety.

“There have been plenty of studies that link many elements of poor performance with fatigue,” said Robert Ayer, group customer account manager at Imperago. “Tired staff often don’t adequately perceive risk, and may tolerate risks they would usually find unacceptable, leading to lower standards of performance and safety.

“While there are some causes of fatigue that an employer has little control over, there are also work related factors. These include timing of working and resting periods, length and number of consecutive work duties, intensity of work demands.”