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Stories from 2012

Government considering the impact of night flights on sleep disruption

Heathrow night flights: Ministers to consider economic impact of sleep loss The UK government is reported to be considering the economic impact of sleep disruption caused by night flights in the Heathrow Airport area. Under the current rules, which have recently been extended until October 2014, between 14 and 16...Read more

Managing fatigue in Oman

May 12th, 2012, London A team from Clockwork has just returned from a project in The Sultanate of Oman, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment of parts of an oil and gas operation. Clockwork's managing director, Dr Paul Jackson and Behavioural Researcher Ray Duffy, were invited to undertake...Read more

Tired pilot mistakes planet for plane causing jet dive

Sleep inertia led a pilot to execute an evasive manoeuvre over the North Atlantic, injuring 14 passengers and 2 cabin crew, according to a report of the incident by the Transport Safety Board of Canada. The incident, which occurred on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Zurich in January...Read more

Fatigue is a Killer on the Road

Young adult drivers, truck drivers and shift workers are the groups most at-risk of falling asleep behind the wheel, according to Dr. Simon Smith from the CARRS-Q research centre based in Queensland, Australia. Dr. Smith has found that 20 per cent of all fatal and severe crashes are the result...Read more

Poll finds pilots and train operators most likely to report sleep-related safety problems

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) in the USA report that transport workers struggle with sleep. The 2012 Sleep in America® poll is the first poll to ask transport workers, including pilots, train operators, truck, bus, taxi and limo drivers about their sleep habits and work performance. The poll found that...Read more

UK rail regulator issues guidance on fatigue management

The UK Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has today published guidance on good practice in managing fatigue associated with work in the rail industry. Developed specifically for the rail industry, the guidance builds on a variety of other sources of guidance produced for other industries. The ORR guidance was produced as...Read more

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