Guidance for shift workers

Guidance for Shift Workers

To mark Word Sleep Day on 16th March 2018, the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group launched new guidance for shift workers. The vast majority of employees within health and care environments are assigned shift work patterns in order to deliver around-the-clock care to patients.

Quality sleep is crucial to ensure good physical and mental health. For those of us who are shift workers, quality sleep can be hard to achieve on a regular basis. Click on the link below to view an infographic from the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group to see some startling facts about how shift work in Health and Social Care can affect workers’ health and well-being.

NHS infographic – Shift Work

The above Infographic, along with the Guidance for Shift Workers document, have been developed by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group to highlight the key health, safety and wellbeing issues associated with shift work.

Both resources include information on:

  • How shift work impacts on health, safety and wellbeing
  • How to manage the risk as an organisation
  • How to manage the risk as an individual
  • The importance of partnership working

To read more on the new shift worker guidance, take a look at the NHS Employers website. To find out more about the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group, take a look here.

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