Shiftwork Solutions provides expert commentary and other information to a number of different media sources and to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.  Here is a sample of specific programs and events that have used Shiftwork Solutions:

  • the ABC's '7:30 Report' read transcript
  • Channel 9's 'What's Good for You'
  • Channel 7's 'Today Tonight'
  • Australian Industrial Relations Commission 'Reasonable Hours of Work' Test Case read transcript
  • ABC Radio - Responding to shiftworker questions at 4am
  • Australian Industrial Relations Commission 'Safety of 12 Hour Shifts in Underground Mine Sites'
  • Federal Magistrates Court of Australia read decision

Pdf-iconConsulting engineers in mining

April 16

According to customised roster solutions provider Shiftwork Solutions, an organisation's productiveness is more likely to grow without expenditure increasing when an effective work roster is in place.  Shiftwork Solutions Africa manager Andrew Harding states that, owing to the current downturn in the industry, optimal rosters will benefit organisations, as they contribute to eliminating excess expenditure by evaluating elements such as overtime, shift rates and asset use. Read more

LinkedinHow efficient is your shift work roster?

April 16

Many organisations are working rosters which are costing them millions of Rand per year when compared to an alternative optimised roster. And most of these organisations are blissfully unaware of their loses. Over time, changes to your business requirements, workload, key equipment, employee commute arrangements, operating costs, overtime levels, employee bargaining agreements and other workplace conditions can make existing rosters inefficient and expensive compared to other alternatives. Read More 

Pdf-iconRostering for the festive season 

December 13

Have you ever had to tell your children that you have to go into work on Christmas to help Santa make it safely around the world to deliver his presents? If not, then maybe you should spare a thought for those employees working or on call this Christmas in the power plants, hospitals, police stations, the media, airports and other essential services we require to feed our 24/7 appetites. Read more

Pdf-iconResources Safety Matters

September 13

Fatigue and working hours are one of Resources Safety's top ten priorities for the mines inspectorate, and are typically at the top of the list when roadshow participants are asked what they would like to hear more about. Here Jim Huemmer of Shiftwork Solutions discusses how rosters and actual hours of work can be tailored to an organisation's needs and its workforce while minimising fatigue. Read more

Pdf-iconConquering 'workload drift'

August 13

In case you missed it, HC Online recently published an article based on Shiftwork Solutions Director Jim Huemmer's solutions for 'workload drift' and his five steps you should consider before your next enterprise agreement. Read more

Pdf-iconSouth Africa: a continent of opportunity May 2013

May 13

Director of Shiftwork Solutions Jim Huemmer is pleased to announce the opening of Shiftwork Solutions' operation in South Africa this month. Mr Huemmer said South Africa is a continent of opportunity for global businesses with many in the country currently achieving double-digit growth. Read more 

Pdf-iconEvolution in the mining industry

April 13

From a business efficiency, employer relations and safety perspective, Mr Huemmer has seen a lot of change in the mining industry during the last two decades. Historically, mining rosters and hours of work have changed significantly. It was only twenty years ago that most rosters were residential-based. Read more

Pdf-iconManaging fatigue risk through sleep

March 13

Managing workplace fatigue and risk is a broad area that needs to be properly evaluated based on site specific conditions. For example, not all workers require the same amount of sleep to be fully alert the next day. Many individuals require seven to eight hours to be fully alert, others require more hours of sleep and some can get by with less. Read more