This Sleep and Fatigue Awareness Training provides an understanding of the importance of sleep at work and in our lives. Due to shift work, hectic schedules and technology, many of us are not getting adequate rest each night. Over time this lost sleep accumulates and becomes chronic fatigue.
Research has shown that lack of sleep is a significant hazard and contributor to human error, ill-health and injuries as well as decreased productivity. It is estimated that fatigue is responsible for some 20% of work-related accidents, costing the UK around £115-240 million every year.
This highlights the importance of fatigue awareness in the workplace and makes it vital for employers to take whatever steps possible for managing chronic fatigue at work.
Sleep & Fatigue Awareness – What Everyone Needs to Know
This health and safety online training covers the following sections:
- What is Fatigue?
- The Effects of Poor Sleep
- How Sleep Works
- Why we Worry Late at Night
- What a Good Night’s Sleep can do for You
- Meeting Your own Sleep Needs
- Tips for Better Sleeping
By taking this course, users will have a greater awareness of:
- What fatigue is
- The effects of poor sleep
- How sleep works
- Tips for better sleeping
- The benefits of sleeping well
Why Sleep & Fatigue Awareness Course is Vital
Fatigue has a significant impact on both the quality of our lives and our ability to do our jobs. Lack of sleep increases the likelihood of poor mental health and stress and anxiety. A fatigued employee will be less alert, will have slower reaction times, and have less interest in work in contrast to other colleagues who are not fatigued.
More than 3.5 million people in the UK are shift employees and is estimated that poorly designed shift working arrangements and management can result in fatigue which in turn is a major reason for work-related accidents alone.
Employers have a legal duty to take the necessary measures to reduce fatigue at work. This makes it vital for both employers and their staff to develop an understanding of this issue at work and this can be done with appropriate fatigue awareness training.
Benefits of Sleep and Fatigue Awareness Training
Choosing Human Focus for this e-learning course offers the following benefits to the trainees:
- CPD certified training content and certification
- Supports compliance with Health & Safety at Work regulations
- Helps to improve workplace wellbeing
- Easy to understand course content
- Mini interactive quizzes to support retention
|Study length||30+ minutes|
|Approval body||CPD - Continuing Professional Development|
|Target Audience||All Staff Members – Awareness Level|
|Format||Interactive Video With End of Course Test Questions|
|Assessment||Online Multiple Choice Test|
|Certification||Online Certificate Issued Immediately on Course Completion|
|Certification Validity Duration||3 Years|
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a variety of reasons that you may have trouble sleeping and experience fatigue. These include:
- Medical Issues – Health issues like sleep apnea are one of the key reasons for loss of sleep that contribute to fatigue. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which an individual stops breathing while asleep. Men of the age group 40 or above are most likely to be at risk of this disorder.
- Lifestyle Related Causes – Another major change of lack of quality sleep is lifestyle. Factors such as changes in your environment, an improper diet, and ingesting too much caffeine can make it difficult to sleep.
- Workplace Related Causes – Workplace stress is a common reason for fatigue. Heavy workload, improper workstation settings, and lengthy commutes to work can shorten the quality of sleep and the amount of time we have for rest.
- Emotional Concerns & Stress – Psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and trouble with relationships are also significant contributors to poor sleep.
Fatigue is extreme tiredness that is associated with a lack of motivation or energy. While fatigue can be caused by factors such as overworking your body or mind, sleep deprivation is a significant cause. Sleep deprivation is when you consistently do not get enough hours of quality sleep for multiple nights. Over time this turns into a sleep debt, which is hard to make up.
Yes, sleep that is broken up for instance by sounds in the night or just restlessness will significantly reduce the quality of your sleep. The best sleep is regular and consistent. It should occur during the same hours each night.
Fatigued can be caused by several factors working in combination, such as medical conditions, unhealthy lifestyle, or workplace stress. The warning signs of fatigue include:
- Chronic tiredness or sleepiness
- General tiredness
- Poor concentration
- Low motivation
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