Posted on Nov 29th 2016
Australia has some of the best weather in the world but working under that blazing sun in high temperatures also comes with risks. As we enter the warmer weather Australian Workplace Supplies takes a look at some of the steps you can take to keep yourself and your employees safe this summer.
Working in hot conditions can cause heat stress which can lead to exhaustion, heat rash, cramps, nausea, fainting and heat stroke. When a worker is suffering from heat stress it can lead to an increase of risks in the workplace. It is important for employers to avoid heat stress in workers through training and prevention.
Steps to Avoid Heat Stress:
· Ensure workers are hydrated and provide plenty of water in the workplace.
· Allow workers to take breaks.
· Schedule harder physical tasks for earlier on the day when it is cooler.
· Ensure workers have the necessary protective equipment eg. hats, sunglasses, sunscreen.
· Increase ventilation using air conditioners or fans.
· Stop work when temperatures become too hot.
Australian Workplace Supplies has a range of products designed to protect you and your employees, all of which are available for purchase on our website.
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