For businesses that operate around the clock, CIRCADIAN® provides a comprehensive toolbox of 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions. Explore our toolbox and learn more about our solutions and services.
The largest contributor to risks and costs in 24/7 and shift work operations is the shift schedule. With sub-optimal shift schedules, employee performance is impaired and this negatively impacts shift worker productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover, health and safety. The process of finding the right shift scheduling solution can be tough, and this is where CIRCADIAN’s experience and solutions are invaluable.
- Shift Schedule Optimization
- Expanding to Seven-Day Operations
- Proportional Staffing
- Shift Work Opportunity Assessment
Shift workers care about their shift schedule almost as much as their paycheck, and sometimes more. But there are so many opinions and false assumptions that finding the best shift schedule for your operation can be a real challenge. For over 25 years CIRCADIAN® has guided thousands of companies through a well-defined and highly effective process that creates employee buy-in and achieves management objectives.
CIRCADIAN® helps companies realize the considerable returns and increased efficiency of 24/7 operations without loosing the critical support of the workforce. By helping with all steps from developing the business case and transition plan, selling it to the employees and implementing win-win operationally efficient shift scheduling and employee policies we ensure that the ROI is maximized.More
In many operations workload fluctuates more or less predictably hour by hour over the 168 hours in the week. Equally staffed fixed shifts can be a highly inefficient method of shift scheduling management. CIRCADIAN® helps 24/7 operations achieve enormous gains by matching employee duty to workload and then devising employee-acceptable shift schedules which maximize employee morale and performance.More
With 25 years of experience in every conceivable type of shift work operation, CIRCADIAN® can help you evaluate your schedule. Managers are often too close to their own operation to see the opportunities, or may only have limited experience of possible alternatives. CIRCADIAN® has the benefit of solving shift scheduling problems every day and knowing where the world-class solutions lie.More
Determining The Best or Optimal Shift Pattern for your Operation
The optimal work schedule for any facility is one that balances operational requirements, employee preferences and lifestyle issues, and the human factors considerations that influence safety and employee performance.
Finding the ideal schedule for a particular facility—one that will minimize the costs, risks, and liabilities of the 24/7 operation—requires careful attention to the process of shift schedule design. In other words, who chooses the shift schedule and how they choose it is vital to its success. Learn about the key factors that impact the success of shift schedule. The optimal work schedule for any facility is one that balances operational requirements, employee preferences and lifestyle issues, and the human factors considerations that influence safety and employee performance.
How to Design an Effective FRMS
Global best practices on FRMS design and operation
FRMS Gap Analyses, Assessments, and Audits
Including our online FRMS assessment tool
Comprehensive FRMS Tool Kits
Tools and services that address every component of a successful fatigue risk management system
CIRCADIAN® has broad international experience in FRMS evaluation, design, development, and implementation
Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS)
Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) are now the globally-accepted standard for managing the risk of employee fatigue in safety-sensitive businesses, including aviation, petrochemicals, and railroads. New laws, regulations, and ANSI standards continue to be published that require more and more companies in a variety of industries to design and implement an FRMS.
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Education & Training
CIRCADIAN’s comprehensive study of over five hundred 24/7 facilities has shown that working extended hours is associated with elevated employee costs compared to the daytime workforce. The good news is most of these costs are readily addressable.
In our 24/7 culture, sleep is being challenged.
As the demands on the global workforce increasingly stretch the boundaries of employee work hours, there is a need to provide sleep education and training for ALL corporate employees, including those who traditionally were thought to work “normal” hours.
Employee sleep is a corporate leadership issue. Why? Because sleep directly impacts work
Risk & Cost Assessment
Determining where the greatest opportunities and risks lie is essential to cost-effective 24/7 management. CIRCADIAN provides a comprehensive set of tools to evaluate opportunities and associated risks for 24/7 operations.
Identifying the opportunities and risks on your operations and developing a plan to address them.
Determining the level of staffing around the clock that best minimizes costs and risks. staffing around the clock that best minimizes costs and risks.
Identifying the people, tasks and work schedules that contribute to fatigue risk, and the strategies for best minimizing the risk.
Examining the various technologies available for enhancing 24/7 workforce safety and performance and advising on the best fit for your business operations.
Drilling down into the root cause of accidents and incidents to determine which are fatigue-related and the best policies and procedures to prevent re-occurrences.
Human Fatigue Expert Witness Testimony
Claims of human fatigue impairment are a rapidly expanding area of accident, injury and working hours litigation. Fatigue impairment on the job, or even driver fatigue on the commute from a shift, is increasingly claimed as the proximate cause of major accidents. Substantial judgments have been issued, and employers have been held responsible for imposing a work schedule -- or overtime shifts -- judged to induce human fatigue and error. That is why many companies consult with a fatigue expert.
It is vital to develop policies and systems to manage the special challenges of employing a 24/7 workforce. This is a very different world from 9-5 daytime work.
CIRCADIAN's human fatigue experts can provide expert research-based testimony and expert scientific opinions on whether fatigue impairment or inattention is a causal factor in a transportation or industrial accident.
Work Hours Litigation
CIRCADIAN's human fatigue experts provide scientifically-based oral and/or written opinions for clients involved in the litigation process.
Competition is global in the 24/7 economy and you cannot afford to fall behind the high performance leaders in your industry. CIRCADIAN can help you track your performance, implement best practices and stay up to date with the research on how to meeting the challenges of a 24/7 workforce.
Compare your operations with the pace-setters in your industry and in your area by benchmarking against best practices.
Scientific Literature Review
Get up-to-date summaries of the relevant literature and expert interpretations to help you keep informed. Research key issues that you need to resolve and what the scientifically-validated research shows.
Workplace Evaluation and Design
Avoid the common errors in workplace design and make sure your workplace helps, not hinders employee performance, especially on the night shift when fatigue and inattention are most likely to occur.