21 Oct 21 OCT FATIGUE REDUCTION POD AIMS TO IMPROVE SAFETY THROUGH FATIGUE PREVENTION
Fatigue Reduction Pod & The Track Safety Alliance
The Track Safety Alliance (TSA) is an industry-wide group which was formed in 2011 to allow a number of concerned stakeholders across the industry to develop and share best practice. This is largely focused on the improvement of the health, safety, and wellbeing of track workers. As part of their ongoing initiatives, EasyCabin were asked to develop an innovative rail side kiosk for dispensing of hot drinks and refreshments. Providing welfare facilities for workers is a vital step to take in order to ensure fatigue prevention where possible, rather than urging workers to work to their absolute limit and posing significant risks to health as well as inhibiting productivity.
The challenge of fatigue
Working on the rail infrastructure can often be physical and work can often take place outside of normal working hours. People suffering from fatigue may find it hard to concentrate and make clear decisions thus increasing the risk of accidents. Being awake for 17 hours has the same impact as drinking 2 units of alcohol (which goes against safety guidelines). Anyone feeling fatigued should identify themselves from a safety perspective. People suffering from severe fatigue are likely to fall asleep. Due to the increased risk levels fatigue poses to workers, it is the responsibility of the person or persons overseeing these projects to ensure that welfare facilities for workers are implemented.
Fatigue prevention is about making changes to your behavior and planning your time effectively between shifts. Having the correct nutrition and liquids will help maintain energy levels and it is important for workers within the railway to make use of the welfare facilities for workers that are provided. It is vitally important and beneficial to ensure that workers are aware of the risks and how to manage them. It can often be difficult to get hot drinks on remote sites but the latest Fatigue Reduction Pod could be an effective innovation.
About The Fatigue Reduction Pod:
Our pods consist of the following: Highly visible hot drink dispenser that fits on a standard railway bogey, High performance hot water boiler provides almost instantaneous hot water for coffee / tea making, Internal storage of both consumables and ingredients provides enough stock for multiple days operation, Optional First Aid, Easily cleaned, maintained and restocked. Our welfare facilities for workers provide everything necessary for workers to be able to take a break and re-charge.
If you require any additional information on our welfare facilities for workers or how to manage fatigue prevention, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today. Click here to visit our contact page.