Working in night shifts is a bit difficult than working in daytime. Due to one or other reason, people are getting attracted towards the night shift working. In studies, it is found that people who work in night shifts are more likely to face health problems like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, breast cancer and so on.
Shift work has a social impact. Several individuals who are working in night shifts are struggling to attain a work-life balance that is affecting their person life as well at some point of time. To help your employees attaining good health and proper work-balance, here are some tips to make the workplace comfortable for them when working in night shifts.
Create a comfortable work environment
You can create a peaceful and comfortable work environment for your employees to make them feel safe and relaxed while working at night. Have proper ergonomic chairs, used executive chairs, desks and other office furniture that provide them comforts while working. Have sufficient lightings at space in the interior as well as exterior.
CCTV cameras, security guards and other security measures should be given high priority as this gives the employees confidence that they are safe while working in your premises at night. Providing incentives, pick and drop facilities can also help them to work efficiently.
Bring variety in their job
Anyone get tired performing the same routine task. Hence, providing variety in their job you can motivate them to perform well without losing interest towards their work.
Treat all workforces equal
The night shift workers should be provided the same benefits as the daytime workers are getting. They should be treated equally. For instance, you are offering special breakfast once in a week to the dayshift employees; the night shift employees should get snacks for night. Better you can have rotating shifts to make every individual equal and get familiar with the overall office environment in day and night time.
Provide efficient training
Conduct training sessions for the employees; make them aware of the safety things, working process and other things related to the different aspects of the night working. This will make their work easier and improve their productivity. You can make them aware about the machinery in the workshop, factory, etc.