According to the definition given by the International Maritime Organization, fatigue is a state of feeling tired, weary, or sleepy that results from prolonged mental or physical work, extended periods of anxiety, exposure to harsh environments, or loss of sleep. The effects of fatigue are impaired performance and diminished alertness.
Factors that may harm the physical and mental wellbeing are like overwork, long and irregular hours resulting in lack of sleep. There are also other factors like loneliness, social interaction, isolation, repatriation delays, safety issues with the vessel etc.
Estimates suggest that 25% of marine casualties are caused by fatigue. When seafarers are surveyed, they consistently highlight fatigue as a major issue affecting their working environment.
There has been comprehensive research on crew fatigue which shows long working hours are taking a toll on seafarers. Seafarers are increasingly expected to take on heavier workloads with less crew support, and to work longer hours with less time off – on board or on shore – to recuperate.
Our combines an enhanced Control Of Work with a holistic approach to Crew Wellbeing, improving health and safety outcomes. It ensures that crew remains in a fit state through connected wellness features and fatigue management. Through data and analytics, leading indicators can help Senior Officers and HSSE teams identify early trends and take proactive action, resulting in positive behavioral change.
🔹 Connected wellbeing and crew empowerment through leading safety indicators
– With connected wellbeing from our SmartWatch, we specifically address fatigue. Through vitals sensors, we can see if someone is in a fit state and with our exposure sensors, we can sense how much physical exertion they are undergoing during their work
🔹 Mental wellbeing
– reductions in manual paperwork and fatigue. Improved workload management
🔹 Behavioral Based Safety
– crew are empowered to change behavior through improved situational awareness