Are your workers tired? Would you notice if your team was suffering from fatigue? Is fatigue killing your project without you noticing?
Construction work is often strenuous, involves working long hours and working in difficult conditions – heat, rain, cold, dust and noise. Yet we expect our crews to deliver maximum productivity day after day, working tirelessly to meet the construction schedules we’ve committed to. Sometimes we forget that it’s people out in the field – not machines. But we rely on these people to produce quality work safely. As managers our jobs literally depend on our team delivering our projects on time.
But our crews do suffer from fatigue which:
What causes fatigue?
Fatigue can be due to a number of reasons:
To reduce fatigue, the project should:
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