In our consulting work with industry, our preferred approach is to integrate our scientific expertise with management and workforce expertise to produce practical strategies that can improve shift work and fatigue management. We also seek to advance scientific knowledge and practice by publishing innovative work and findings in the open peer-reviewed literature, when appropriate.
In the New Zealand context, the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) identifies fatigue as a cause of workplace hazards and Worksafe guidance material identifies shift work as a cause of fatigue. We can help organisations comply with the requirements of the Act to monitor, identify hazards, risk assess, and mitigate the health and safety risks associated with fatigue and shift work.
We also develop fatigue and shift work management training programmes and packages for workforce, managers, and other staff whose work influences fatigue and shift work in a company (schedulers, health and safety personnel, etc). Types of training range from face-to-face to interactive on-line packages, as well as train-the-trainers sessions.
Clients have included Air New Zealand, Airways NZ, the Boeing Company, BP, British Airline Pilots Association, Delta Air Lines, Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union, Helicopters NZ, High Performance Sport NZ, International Air Transport Association (representing 232 airlines), Interislander, Jetconnect Ltd, Kiwi Rail, National Airlines Council of Canada, Nexans NZ, North Tugz Ltd, NZ Media and Entertainment, Port of Napier, Port Otago, Qantas Airline, Sealord Group, South African Airways, Weta Digital.