Fitness for Duty Decision Aids (Fatigue)

Workers and their managers share responsibility for ensuring that staff are fit for duty and will be safe to work for their entire shift. Can tools such as mobile apps and wearable devices help the rail industry make decisions of this kind?

It is incredibly difficult to predict how fatigued a person might be in the future, based on how they look or feel now. When safety critical workers and their managers are making decisions about their fitness for duty, they are in danger of underestimating the risk of them becoming tired, and the effect that this might have on their performance.

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