Heat Safety Tips For Workers

With summer approaching, is your business ready to protect workers from dehydration and fatigue?

The safety regulators recommend that employers:

  • encourage staff to take more breaks
  • use mechanical aids to reduce physical activity and exertion in the heat
  • supervise your workers to detect the signs of fatigue and heat stroke
  • make sure your workers are fully informed about the risks of working in the heat
  • provide workers with suitable hats, clothing and summer protection
  • ensure there is adequate water available to keep workers hydrated
  • plan the day to prioritise strenuous work during the cooler periods of the day

Via Portner Press Health & Safety Handbook