Specific Factors That Should Be Considered When Assessing Risks To Employees Working On Night Shifts

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Outline The Specific Factors That Should Be Considered When Assessing Risks To Employees Working On Night Shifts

There are a range of specific factors that need to be taken into consideration when looking at persons expected to work on a night shift including:

  • Frequency of shift changes – what is the shift pattern
  • Level of supervision
  • The fitness of persons expected to work during such periods



  • Adequate time between shift changes (if on rotating shifts)
  • Availability of first aid arrangements and other emergency contingencies
  • Temperature control
  • Security arrangements are suitable and sufficient as the risk of crime may be higher



  • Access to specialist advice and guidance
  • Transportation to and from the place of work

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