Check out our series of short videos on how to recognise and manage fatigue in the workplace.

Ever woken up in the morning before work and feel like you could really do with another hour of sleep? You may be experiencing fatigue.

Fatigue is the feeling of being tired all the time, even after you have rested. Sometimes, fatigue is your body’s way of saying “slow down”.

There are different types of fatigue, both physical and mental, and it can affect your ability to stay healthy and safe at work. When you’re tired, you’re more likely to make mistakes that may lead to either yourself or a workmate getting injured. This is because our minds find it harder to concentrate, and our reactions are much slower, when we’re fatigued.

There are lots of ways to prevent fatigue including getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and taking regular breaks.

To find out more about fatigue and ways to prevent it watch the video below. Check back as we'll be adding more videos over the next couple of weeks. 

Adults generally need between seven to nine hours of sleep a night to be able to function safely during the day. If you’re constantly feeling tired even after a nights rest you may be experiencing fatigue. Things like long work hours and physically and mentally demanding tasks can cause fatigue, and increase the time it takes for you to recover. Going to bed a little earlier and taking steps to get a good night’s sleep can make all the difference.