Rota changes taking toll on mental health of North Sea workers and families
15th March - By Dr R Roberts
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Stress management matters! A recent leaked report has thrown the issue of mental health and changes in rotations out in to the open. The downturn in oil and gas saw North Sea operators and contractors changing rotations in an attempt to cut costs. The report suggests that there has been an unforeseen cost on the mental health and well being of the offshore workforce citing problems with distraction, stress, morale and home life.
Other safety critical industries, such as aviation and healthcare address this through non-technical skills training. Non-technical skills are cognitive (situation awareness and decision making), social (team work, leadership and communication) and personal resource (stress management) skills. However, the oil and gas often lag behind.
Here at PFC we use our both our technical and human factors expertise to develop tailored non-technical skills training with a key focus on stress management.
It is often the most popular part of the course with plenty of practical tips. Emphasising that stress management it is a fundamental skill that runs through all aspects of offshore work.
Have a look at our courses to find out how we can help you.
Our aim is to improve efficiency within your work place. We deliberately keep our class sizes small as our training is fully interactive– no endless folders of notes, no clock watching. Our courses are based around you and the work you do every day, making them 100% relevant.