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Fix your alarms, adjust your clocks!

As the clocks prepare to turn back, let's ensure we're equipped to navigate this transition seamlessly. 

Adjusting to the shift in light: 

With daylight savings comes a subtle yet important change in daylight patterns. As the sun sets earlier, workplaces are plunged into a different realm of visibility. For health and safety professionals, this shift requires proactive measures to ensure that adequate lighting is maintained, especially in high-risk areas. By conducting thorough assessments of workplace visibility, we can safeguard ourselves from potential hazards and uphold safety standards. 


Managing fatigue and alertness: 

The transition into daylight savings can disrupt our internal body clocks, potentially leading to increased fatigue and decreased alertness among employees. As health and safety professionals, it's crucial to recognise the impact of this shift on workplace performance and safety. Additionally, promoting awareness about the importance of good sleep patterns and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can further support employee well-being. 


Leveraging Technology and Resources: 

In the digital age, technology offers valuable tools for managing the challenges of daylight savings in the workplace. From automated lighting systems that adjust to changing daylight conditions to mobile applications that promote fatigue management and alertness monitoring, there's a wealth of resources available to support us as the clock goes back an hour.  


In conclusion, it’s time to get prepared and share the “winter in coming” meme. 

Let's stay ahead of the clock, prepare diligently, and uphold the highest standards of health and safety as we embrace the changing seasons in Aotearoa. 


Kia kaha 


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