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Adjusting to Shift Work

Shift schedules affect nearly every aspect of an employee’s work and family life. Moreover, without proper training employees often find it hard to adapt to working non-traditional hours. Therefore, it is important to provide information to employees on how to adapt to a shift work schedule so that they can try to minimise the day-to-day difficulties associated with shift work lifestyles. After all, not every schedule is the same, so you can’t expect your employees to successfully adapt to a new schedule by simply using the same approach as the previous schedule.


CIRCADIAN AUSTRALIA provides you with the critical information you need to help your shift work operations achieve world-class performance. We also give you the practical advice shift workers and their families need to cope with night work and extended hours.

  • Managing a Shift Work Lifestyle – This on-site training program provides critical information to help employees deal with the challenges of working shift work, especially the night shift. Training includes information on fatigue, alertness, sleep, nutrition, health, family/social life and more.
  • Fatigue Training Online – The premier online fatigue management training program for the 24/7 workforce. This web-based system offers specialised training programs providing workers with practical solutions to maintain altertness, productivity, safety and high performance on-duty and get better sleep off-duty.
  • Employee Publications - For your managers and employees to perform their best they must have the right information at their fingertips. Whether a monthly newsletter for shift workers or a management report on best practices, educating your people will allow them to be better and more productive.
  • Shift Schedule Optimisation - By working with employees, unions and management, CIRCADIAN AUSTRALIA develops schedule options that meet the business needs, satisfy worker preferences and are compatible with human physiology to promote health, safety and alertness.

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