Solutions

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.

Shift Scheduling

Shift Scheduling

The largest contributor to risks and costs in 24/7 and shiftwork operations is the shift schedule

Risk/Cost Assessment

Risk/Cost Assessment

Determining where the greatest opportunities and risks lie is essential to cost-effective 24/7 management

FRMS

FRMS

Fatigue Risk Management Systems are now the globally-accepted standard

Expert Witmess Testimony

Expert Witmess Testimony

Claims of human fatigue impairment are a rapidly expanding area litigation

Education & Training

Education & Training

Education and training are key to managing the opportunities and risks of 24/7 operations

Reports

Reports

Award-winning publications tto empower employees and managers of extended hours operations

Corporate Sleep Programs

Corporate Sleep Programs

Employee sleep is a corporate leadership issue. Why? It directly impacts performance.

Best Practices

Best Practices

You cannot afford to fall behind the high performance leaders in your industry.

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.

Completed Projects

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.

 

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Completed Projects

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.

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Completed Projects

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.

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Completed Projects

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.

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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. Read this white paper and 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

Expert consulting

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.

Contact one of our experts about fatigue risk mitigation

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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.

Shiftwork Opportunity Assessment

Identifying the opportunities and risks on your operations and developing a plan to address them.

Staffing Level Analysis

Determining the level of staffing around the clock that best minimizes costs and risks. staffing around the clock that best minimizes costs and risks.

Fatigue Risk Assessment

Identifying the people, tasks and work schedules that contribute to fatigue risk, and the strategies for best minimizing the risk.

Technology Assessment

Examining the various technologies available for enhancing 24/7 workforce safety and performance and advising on the best fit for your business operations.

Accident / Incident Analysis

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.

Accident Litigation

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.

Regulatory Challenges

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.