Whether on or offshore, the work and lifestyle of a remote rotational worker is unique. While lucrative for some, it has long been associated with a high impact on mental health and wellbeing. To reveal the true extent of this, the International SOS Foundation commissioned a ground-breaking global study into the psychological impacts of remote rotational work. Carried out by occupational health psychology consultancy and research group, Affinity Health at Work, the study brings together global findings from stakeholder interviews, a survey of remote rotational workers and an extensive literature review.
The study provides three key objectives:
- Enable stakeholders who have a duty of care to their rotational workforce to make evidence-based adjustments and recommendations to their employees around this type of working arrangement
- Enable organisations to increase awareness in their employees about the psychological implications of rotational working and therefore mitigate risks
- To ultimately increase the safety, health, security and wellbeing of rotational workers by understanding more about the psychological implications of this type of working arrangement