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Biomathematical modelling for managing worker fatigue in civil engineering

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posted on 07.02.2020, 15:41 authored by Fran Pilkington-Cheney, Ashleigh FiltnessAshleigh Filtness, Wendy JonesWendy Jones, Sally MaynardSally Maynard, Alistair Gibb, Roger Haslam
Worker fatigue is an important risk factor in civil engineering and construction projects, particularly when night-time shift working is required. It is a significant cause of accidents and negatively affects health and well-being. Biomathematical models can be used to assess and reduce fatigue risk. Research funded by Tideway, the company delivery London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel, was carried out to explore the current use and knowledge of such models in tunnelling, and to produce guidance on how the models can be used for fatigue management within the wider construction industry. The research identified limitations in how the tunnelling sector currently applies fatigue modelling. Knowledge and understanding of the models need to increase throughout construction for them to be effective and used appropriately. It is also important for an industry consensus on acceptable fatigue risk to be reached.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering

Volume

173

Issue

4

Pages

187 - 192

Publisher

Thomas Telford

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© ICE Publishing

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1680/jcien.20.00009.

Acceptance date

03/02/2020

Publication date

2020-02-20

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0965-089X

eISSN

1751-7672

Language

en

Depositor

Mrs Fran Pilkington-Cheney. Deposit date: 7 February 2020

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