In 2019, we’ve provided several large Dutch hospitals with Night Fit. The sleep enhancing strategies were taught to the participating shift workers in interactive Night Fit workshops. Each participant received their own pair of Somnoblue glasses. This helps them to recharge their brain and body more fully in between their shifts and thus increases their overall performance and resilience to fatigue risks.
EY & HVG Law
We’ve conducted Work Hard, Sleep Hard workshops at EY and HVG Law during the Tax and Law days and the FWL event. Many positive things happen to our body when our quality of sleep is improved from poor to moderate or from moderate to good. It will result in stronger immune functioning, faster metabolism, more balanced hormones, increased energy and a greater level of focus at work.
Global Law Firm Hogan Lovells
The Night Fit strategies were taught to the lawyers of Hogan Lovells in interactive workshops called ‘Work Hard, Sleep Hard’. As high-quality sleep helps our brain to function optimally, the Night Fit strategies and Somnoblue sleep glasses will help the lawyers to be more productive and to make better decisions. Additionally, it will help to improve their mental and physical health.
Global Law Firm DLA Piper
Lawyers who are fatigued at work make more mistakes, are less concentrated and can have memory difficulties. These effects reduce productivity and increase the risk of work-related errors. We’ve provided interactive workshops called ‘Work Hard, Sleep Hard’ at the Global Law Firm DLA Piper. The workshops focused on how to optimize brain potential, focus, and vitality by using our fatigue countermeasures strategies and Somnoblue glasses.
Maasstad, St. Antonius and Haga Hospital
We’ve provided workshops at the Intensive Care Units of Maasstad Hospital, St. Antonius and Haga Hospital. The strategies and the Somnoblue glasses will help the medical professionals to more fully recharge their brain and body in between their shifts, and thus increases their overall performance and resilience to fatigue risks. Our upcoming projects are: Isala Hospital (Oncology department) and Leiden University Medical Center. Furthermore, our Somnoblue glasses have been applied at the I.C. of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital and at Radboud University Medical Center.
Night Fit was implemented at Allseas’ vessels ‘Solitaire’ (report) and ‘Pioneering Spirit’ (report). More than 450 shift workers were trained and guided in using the Night Fit strategies in two interactive offshore workshops. The crew reported to feel less fatigued, more alert, and more energized during their work. At the Solitaire the number of shift workers with a sleep quality grade of 8 or higher (on a 10-point scale) increased from 21% to 62% and the number of fatigued shift workers was reduced with over 75%.
In recent years Koos Meijer has given various keynote presentations at international conferences. A selection: International Association of Drilling Contractors IADC Galveston Texas 2016 (article) & IADC HSE Amsterdam 2017 (video), The Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE San Antonio Texas 2017 (presentation and science paper), City-Work corporate health and wellbeing 2018 (video).
Seaway Heavy Lifting
Seaway Heavy Lifting applied Night Fit on their ‘Heavy Lift vessel Oleg Strashnov’. Various sleep enhancing tools and strategies, such as the use of blue blocking glasses and energy lights, were taught to the crew in or order to further enhance work performance, health and safety. The number of ‘suboptimal sleepers’ was reduced with 75% and the number of ‘very good sleepers’ doubled. “It works for me, since using it I sleep better and feel less tired, it’s comfortable for me to use. The last years before Night Fit it was very hard for me to get good sleep.” – Mechanic
We have conducted various projects at professional sports teams. Workshops were provided at ADO Den Haag (Video), AZ Alkmaar (Article), the Netherlands national under-16 football team, Van Lagen and Bleekemolen Racing. Various strategies were taught to the participants in interactive workshops. Amongst others, special glasses were introduced to optimize light exposure with the sleep/wake patterns.
Various sleep enhancing strategies were taught to the consultants of Audittrail in an interactive workshop called ‘Work Hard, Sleep Hard’. As Jorrit van de Walle (CEO of Audittrail) pointed out: “A good night’s sleep is extremely important. That is what Koos of KM Human Factors Engineering made us clear with his workshop. The tips and special glasses have already boosted our night’s sleep and focus.”
Bluewater Energy Services
Night Fit was implemented at one of Bluewaters’ Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels called ‘Aoka Mizu’. Interactive offshore workshops were given to the shift work crew. The results were positive: the majority of the participating shift workers described an increased quality of sleep, reported less fatigue during the following shift and experienced more alertness.
Royal Netherlands Air Force
We conducted a trial of Night Fit at the Royal Netherlands Air Force within the Air Operations and Control Station Nieuw Milligen. In addition, the method was introduced to the Force Protection Volkel. Together with the Centre for Man and Aviation we conducted a study to test the Night Fit strategies. This was done during the MINUSMA mission in Mali, Africa. Based on the findings of these studies the decision was made that the Night Fit’s bright light strategies will focus on slow rotating or fixed-shift schedules.