Fatigue Science, a global leader in providing human fatigue and performance predictive analytics and fatigue management information systems to heavy industry including mining, has announced the launch of 14-Day Fatigue Forecasting. The company said this “breakthrough advancement” in fatigue management technology is a powerful new addition to its Readi™ Enterprise Suite software platform.
“Readi Enterprise Suite, the Fatigue Management Information System from Fatigue Science, is widely relied upon for its ability to provide objective historical and real-time visibility into workforce fatigue. Now, the release of 14-Day Fatigue Forecasting expands this visibility, providing the world’s first ‘360º view of fatigue – past, present, and future.’ With this advancement, proactive planning measures and proactive safety critical actions that were previously impossible are now achievable.”
With 14-Day Fatigue Forecasting, supervisors and management teams can now view future fatigue hotspots showing the ‘who, when, and where’ of workforce fatigue, which Fatigue Science says is far enough in advance to take meaningful action to mitigate both routine and mission critical fatigue risks. Actual scientifically validated worker fatigue “heat maps”are visible to authorised supervisors who can spot, at-a-glance, any workers in their team or crew who will likely be significantly impacted by fatigue over the next two weeks, and on which specific days.
“Supervisors can then reach out to individuals, sharing data-backed guidance to focus on sleep on certain days and to be particularly cautious at work when those days arrive. Moreover, supervisors can plan critical tasks for the times of least fatigue, choosing the right worker for the right task, at the right time.” 14-Day Fatigue Forecasting is built on top of FAST®, a trusted fatigue modelling technology that has been widely used for decades by flight schedulers and mission planners to model fatigue in schedule simulations.
“As fatigue plays a key role in the effectiveness of our immune systems and as workforces continue to face strain from the impacts of COVID-19, the need to reduce fatigue in the workplace is a more prominent C-Suite concern than ever. Planning workplace processes and tasks with greater confidence around fatigue is now fundamental to today’s reality”, says Fatigue Science CEO Andrew Morden. “Fatigue forecasting is akin to predictive maintenance, which enables operations teams to plan the future with greater certainty, before critical needs arise.”