Facts & Stats
- To function adequately, adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep
- Lack of sleep also increases the build-up of beta-amyloids in the brain, a toxic protein that causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Blue screen light from smart devices and computers can suppress the release of melatonin (the sleep-inducing hormone) by up to 85%
- Inadequate sleep causes deactivation of the brain - especially in regions associated with alertness and mental performance which has severe effects on:
- Mood changes e.g. irritability, apathy
- Communication difficulties
- Difficulty concentrating making you easily distracted
- Reduced attention and decreased vigilance
- Difficulty processing information due to reduced short-term memory
- Slowed performance and increased errors
- Regularly having six hours of sleep or less has a 200% increased risk of having a fatal heart attack or stroke later on in life
- After one night of less than 5 hours sleep there is a reduction of 70% in anti-cancer fighting immune cells, making shift workers especially vulnerable
Fatigue impacts all industries but when high levels of alertness and vigilance are required in safety critical tasks you need proven solutions that meet your demands but exceed your expectations.
FMI Applications deliver tailored “on-the-go/in-your-pocket” training modules combined with predictive behavioural monitoring supported with fatigue-based management apps.
The prevalence of fatigue became very evident with frontline lone workers and drivers during the Covid crisis due to extending working hours, unsociable shift schedules and the general resourcing demands that the pandemic placed upon individuals, supply chains, medical and community resources. With limited recuperation times between shifts, many people were severely fatigued both physically and mentally, commuting to and from the workplace as well as during it (BMC Psychology 2020).
How We Can Help...
Built in alignment with ISO31000:2018 guidelines for managing organizational risk, FMI have built a fatigue risk management platform that comprises of a suite of integrated mobile apps designed to identify, assess and control fatigue risk in the workplace or remotely in the field, in real time from any web-connected device.
Data rich charts and filters allows you to profile a user’s fatigue history, track trends in assessments, analyse the effectiveness of control measures and evidence user adoption and compliance with corporate policy and/or regulatory guidelines.Learn More
The operating principles of this early-warning system were developed by the eminent sleep scientist Professor Jim Horne from the world renowned Loughborough Sleep Research Centre.
The non-invasive, multi-layered system utilises predictive, cross-correlating algorithms to monitor the risk of fatigue in real time, minute by minute and was designed for integration with 3rd party platforms to provide a high value, low cost safety addition to existing telematic systems.Learn More
Our E-Learning materials are developed by our partner Fatigue Management & Sleep Solutions Australia, headed up by the globally acclaimed Dr Paula Mitchell.
FMSSA provide expert, scientifically based and operationally practical training programs, consulting services and technologies to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of your workforce.Learn More
Lone Worker, Fatigue Survey
Our mission is to educate employers, their employees and their families as to the consequences and effects of fatigue on their safety, health, well-being, performance and productivity in work, at home and in the community.
Driving or operating machinery whilst tired is a lethal combination that places many lone workers at a very high safety risk. FMI would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in this short and completely anonymous survey to capture your view, opinions and concerns regarding the risk of fatigue.
The survey will form part of a much wider, global study on this issue and will take approximately two minutes to complete. Please encourage friends and colleagues to complete the survey so we can highlight the magnitude of the problem.
Data protection: All data in transit is encrypted at all times using secure HTTP over SSL protocols. The data collected and transmitted will bear no personal information related to any specific medical or mental condition. All data is collected, stored, and protected in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998