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Safety implications of fatigue and sleep inertia for emergency services personnel

journal contribution
posted on 20.04.2021, 01:48 by Drew DawsonDrew Dawson, Sally FergusonSally Ferguson, Grace VincentGrace Vincent
Emergency services present a unique operational environment for the management of fatigue and sleep inertia. Communities request and often expect the provision of emergency services on a 24/7/365 basis. This can result in highly variable workloads and/or significant need for on-demand or on-call working time arrangements. In turn, the management of fatigue-related risk requires a different approach than in other more predictable shift working sectors (e.g., mining and manufacturing). The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of fatigue risk management that is accessible to regulators, policy makers and organisations in the emergency services sector. The review outlines the unique fatigue challenges in the emergency services sector, examines the current scientific and policy consensus around managing fatigue and sleep inertia, and finally discusses strategies that emergency services organisations can use to minimise the risks associated with fatigue and sleep inertia.

History

Volume

55

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

eISSN

1532-2955

ISSN

1087-0792

Location

England

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

13/07/2020

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Sleep Medicine Reviews

Article Number

101386