Following on from our previous blog – causes of driver fatigue and how to spot the most common signs – today we bring you 11 tips your drivers can use to combat fatigue.
Driver fatigue is a common danger for long-haul drivers. Driving while exhausted significantly increases the risk of a crash – it makes us less aware of what is happening on the road and impairs our ability to respond quickly and safely if a dangerous situation arises. In fact, it is believed to contribute to 30% of road crashes. That’s one out of every three road accidents.
We all suffer from occupational stress to one degree or another. This manifests in a variety of ways and generally we are able to cope. But, occupational stress and strain can have a variety of effects. One notable example is burnout. This is both characterised by adverse psychological and physical effects. From a health and safety perspective, burnout won’t only severely affect you and your health, but there is a direct correlation between fatigue and an increase in workplace incidents and fatalities. Burnout in employees can only be detrimental to your workforce.
Today’s blog will focus on how to identify the tell-tale signs of burnout, and how to distinguish these from just being fatigued