When the term impairment is used, most associate it with the use of drugs and alcohol. However to manage impairment effectively, consideration needs to be given to other factors and influences such as:
Unless managers and supervisors are in a position of knowing each and every employee, the ability to identify an impaired worker can be extremely difficult as the degree in which impairment affects a person’s ability or persona can vary. On top of this, as impairment affects judgment too, an impaired person may not even recognize or agree that his or her performance is diminished.
Your employee’s daily state of mind is a key factor in your company’s safety culture and its ability to meet quality control standards. The daily use of AlertMeter, can effectively identify if a worker is affected from fatigue, illness, distress, intoxication and other impairing factors. This process ensures that everyone onsite, is Fit for Work.
AlertMeter also provides employees feedback on their results. The benefit of this, enables employees to recognise how, for example, lack of sleep, emotional distress, or lifestyle choices can affect their mental wellness, subtlety encouraging them to make healthier decisions to produce a healthier workforce. A benefit to your business, employees, and their families.
With work-related Injuries costing Australian Businesses a staggering. 1.6 billion, (est Safework Australia), with additional costs that flow onto injured workers ($19.5b), and the community ($7.1B), a proactive solution to reduce the number of injuries needs to be put in place.