New shift worker guidance

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In order to deliver around the clock care, the vast majority of employees in health and care environments are assigned shift work patterns. To mark World Sleep Day the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Partnership Group has launched new guidance around shift work.

Quality sleep is crucial to ensure good physical and mental health. These resources have been developed to highlight the key health, safety and wellbeing issues associated with shift work.

The shift worker guidance and infographic includes information on:

  • how shift work can impact 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 find out more about the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group you can take a look at their webpages and other useful resources.


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