Outdoor Workers: Sun and Heat Alert

15th July 2022

With temperatures expected to climb even higher over the next few days please be aware of the dangers of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. 

 Reschedule work to cooler times of the day

– Provide more frequent rest breaks and introduce shading to rest areas
– Provide free access to cool drinking water
– Introduce shading in areas where individuals are working
– Encourage the removal of personal protective equipment when resting to help encourage heat loss
– Educate workers about recognising the early symptoms of heat stress

Please also take time to view our Tool Box Talk on Sun Protection. In addition, a new risk assessment on Heat Stress is available to view on the hub. BSG Hub Login. HSE guidance can be found here HSE Guidance: Sun Exposure | Outdoor Working