Being British, most of us ignore minor health gripes. We just get on with it and tell ourselves not to grumble. But some health issues, such as poor vision or driver burnout, can prove deadly on the roads.
The problem is, these things are gradual so we often don’t know there’s a problem until it’s too late. Anyone who’s worn glasses for the first time will remember that feeling of, “Wow, NOW I can see properly. Look at all the detail.” It’s like going from VHS to Blu-ray. You only appreciate the difference once you’ve seen it.
But that difference on the road can be between seeing a pedestrian stepping out, or the traffic behaviour ahead in bad weather, or not. It’s easy to get used to finding it harder to see.
And burnout is even harder to spot. It’s usual to feel tired, or fed up, at work. But subtly, this can deepen into long-term issues until the body decides it’s had enough and suddenly you’re signed off work with stress. Which companies will only tolerate for so long.
So what can you do about it? Take a look at the latest issue of Fleet Matters now. Because dealing with the cause is much easier than dealing with the potential effects.
Posted on 4th December 2018
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