Rotational worker safety is key

Posted July 15, 2015 by Blog AdministratorLabour Market Information

And now for our second last rotational workforce fact!

Fact #6: Maintaining worker safety is one of the key drivers for camps.

The rotational work arrangement ensures workers are kept off the road after long shifts. Not only that, attention to safety is equally prevalent inside the camp environment.

We asked several workers if they had any safety concerns with rotational work – for them, the focus on safety was much stricter compared to sites where workers returned home at the end of the day. This could be attributed to the fact that working and living alongside co-workers leads to a culture of taking care of one another.

Recreational facilities at a rotational work camp

Recreational facilities are increasingly becoming the norm at camps. (Courtesy of Canada North)

Comfortable private rooms, nutritious meals and the availability of recreational facilities provide workers with the opportunity to maintain, and in some cases, gain a healthier lifestyle while staying in camp. Research shows that a healthy worker is also a more productive worker.

Besides physical health and safety, the emotional health of rotational workers is also top of mind. After-work activities at camp encourage interaction among camp residents in an effort to address the potential for social isolation while away form home.

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