Labour standards and practice
Fatigue Management in the Security Industry 2007
Client: WorkCover NSW/ CRUSE Partnership Australia
Security guards are particularly susceptible to fatigue due to the demands of their job. Shiftwork and overtime are commonplace in the industry, increasing the potential for fatigue to impact on their daily work activities. Fatigue has been addressed in a number of industries in Australia, notably aviation, mining, road and rail transportation and forestry. Significantly though, there is little researched and written on fatigue in the security industry. This report draws upon a literature review, overview of the NSW security industry, focus groups, case studies and an industry survey, as well as comparison to overseas experiences and other industries, to determine and suggest fatigue management strategies for the security industry in NSW.