Disruption to offshore workers’ sleep patterns due to factors such as the need to share sleeping accommodation can increase the risk of dangerous fatigue, says Neal Hill.

Employee fatigue on offshore oil and gas installations is associated with some of the biggest accidents. A bad sleep is among its causes.

What links the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska and the BP Texas City Refinery incident? Unfortunately, each of these disasters was suspected of being caused by a lack of sleep among the workers involved.

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