Education & Training for 24-Hour Operations

The CIRCADIAN® Comprehensive FRMS Toolkit

You cannot drive a 24/7 workforce faster than the skills and knowledge of your management and 24/7 workforce. Education and training are key to seizing the opportunities and minimizing the risk of night shifts, rotating schedules and seamless 24/7 operations.

CIRCADIAN® has helped thousands of 24/7 businesses develop the expertise necessary to run efficient, safe, and healthy round-the clock operations. We see the best (and worst) practices every day in 24/7 businesses around the world, and we bring that direct experience to educating your management and workforce so they can be the best they can be.

Is your shiftwork operation considering:

  • Changing your shift schedules?
  • Expanding your operating hours to 6 or 7 days a week?
  • Developing a Fatigue Risk Management plan?

Before you make any decisions - and risk exposing your operation to avoidable mistakes, unnecessary costs, and potential alienation of the workforce - schedule an onsite workshop with CIRCADIAN®. (We'll conduct the workshop at your operation - so there is no limit to the number of managers who can attend).

All workshops are customized to the specific need of the operation and can be developed to cover a short 2–4-hour introduction to a specific topic or a full 1- or 2-day seminar to explore specific site issues and develop a plan of action more fully. These workshops have proven invaluable to everyone from corporate managers to front-line supervisors.

Some popular on-site workshop topics include:

CIRCADIAN® offers both public and on-site seminars to help managers and their task teams successfully address the challenges of operating 24/7.

Some popular CIRCADIAN® seminar topics:

  • Achieving Shiftwork Excellence: The most comprehensive and up-to-date seminar available about shiftwork. Covers innovative scheduling techniques and other improvements that can significantly enhance the performance and health of shiftworkers while driving down costs and maximizing operational efficiency.
  • Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS): In the last five years, FRMS have become the international standard for mitigating risk in shiftwork and 24/7 operations. Learn how to develop and implement an effective Fatigue Risk Management System that will drive down the costs and risks of employee fatigue in your company.
  • Converting to 7 Days Operations: Provides proven techniques for managing the complex change to a 7-day continuous operation.

Best Scheduling and Staffing Practices: Are you looking to determine the best shift schedule for your operation? Or does your workload vary, and you want to determine a proportional staffing solution?

It is a staggering fact that even after 20 years on the job, most shiftworkers do not know how to adjust their lifestyle to minimize the negative effects of working around the clock. As a result, their job performance, safety, health, and family life suffer, and your profits and productivity fall.

Therefore, training in these areas can be a powerful tool for improving your employees’ physical and psychological well-being, thereby increasing morale and effectiveness. In fact, research reports have found that turnover and absenteeism rates are higher in facilities that do not provide some type of shiftwork lifestyle training.

Those who work rotating or irregular shifts have different problems from straight day workers because shiftwork has an effect on sleep, alertness, health, and family and social life. Most shiftworkers are unaware of these challenges when they start their shiftwork careers, and many facilities provide little or no education on these areas.

Therefore, training in these areas can be a powerful tool for improving your employees’ physical and psychological well-being, thereby increasing morale and effectiveness. In fact, research reports have found that turnover and absenteeism rates are higher in facilities that do not provide some type of shiftwork lifestyle training.

For employees to perform at their best, they must have the right information at their fingertips. CIRCADIAN® produces a range of training materials written to help shift workers adjust to the demands of working non-traditional hours.

Fatigue Training Online™ : http://www.fatiguetrainingonline.com/index.html

The premier online fatigue management training program for the 24/7 workforce. The web-based system offers specialized training programs to educate workers on how to maintain alertness and high performance on-duty and get better sleep off-duty.

CIRCADIAN® invites you to join us at the most comprehensive and up-to-date seminars available about shiftwork, scheduling, and fatigue risk management.

Upcoming Seminars and Speaking Events

No public seminars are scheduled at this time.

How CIRCADIAN® can help you

Working closely with researchers and experienced shiftworkers, CIRCADIAN® has developed the Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle training program to provide practical solutions for easing the adjustment and day-to-day difficulties associated with shiftwork lifestyles.

These problems are avoidable, but only when the people working the shifts have a chance to learn how to better cope with the special demands of their work schedule. Working closely with researchers and experienced shiftworkers, CIRCADIAN®  has developed the Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle training program to provide practical solutions for easing the adjustment and day-to-day difficulties associated with shiftwork lifestyles.

The Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle program provides this critical information in the form of practical, ready-to-use advice and examples. This on-site, classroom training program provides information on:

  • Getting better sleep
  • Tips to reduce fatigue and increase alertness
  • Improving health and wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Family/social life

Normally CIRCADIAN® consultants would deliver the Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle training on-site to groups of employees. However, an alternate approach is to train your personnel to serve as in-house trainers. To facilitate this, training sessions would be conducted jointly by CIRCADIAN® consultants and your trainers as part of a Train-The-Trainer initiative.

This Train-The-Trainer approach would greatly reduce per person costs going forward, and it would develop an in-house, core capability to deliver the Managing a Shiftwork Lifestyle training program on an on-going basis. In-house trainers could include expert trainers, human resources personnel, safety specialists, supervisors, industrial hygienists, senior shiftworkers, or existing training staff. This helps to ensure continuity of the program in the event of personnel relocation and/or turnover.

 

CIRCADIAN® delivers workforce solutions for business that work around the clock.

Find out how our performance and safety experience can help you.