The ELAS Group eGuides - Shift Working

INTRODUCING A SHIFT PATTERN

Staff will vary in how they cope with shift work depending on their health , fitness , age , lifestyle , and domestic responsibilities – some adapt well, others less so. Whilst we cannot change our inbuilt characteristics, it is possible to alter our behaviour or make lifestyle changes that may make shift work more acceptable. The hints and tips in this document draw on commonly available advice and best practice from a range of sources and may improve sleep quality , increase alertness and reduce health risks for any staff members undertaking shift work.

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