Protecting Lone Workers by Preventing Incidents Caused by Fatigue

Fatigue has been cited as the root cause of many significant incidents including the Clapham Junction rail disaster, Chernobyl, the Texas City oil refinery explosion, the Exxon Valdez Oil spill and the loss of the Challenger space shuttle. There is no wonder why research shows 21 hours of being awake equals a blood-alcohol level of 0.08, which is the current legal limit in the UK.

While it is often underestimated, the risks to worker safety are extremely high and can have catastrophic consequences. The onset of fatigue reduces an individual’s ability to respond or take action, making it particularly difficult and dangerous for lone workers who are inherently more vulnerable. However, the evolution of wearable technology is advancing the way we can prevent incidents caused by fatigue before it’s too late and protect lone workers against this risk as well as many other hazards.

The ability to accurately and continuously monitor physiological responses to workplace stressors, alongside features such as geolocation, SOS alerts and hearing protection in one smart safety solution, has for the first time made it possible to provide an effective and responsive buddy system for your workers.

Download the case study to learn how a wearable solution, like Bodytrak, can be implemented in an industrial setting to reduce risk, improve employee wellbeing, reduce costs and optimise output for lone workers.

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