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Top tips for hot weather working

Here’s hoping for a long hot summer, but if we do get one, it’s important to be prepared and look after your workforce. We’ve put together some top tips to see you through…

24 May 2022

Here’s hoping for a long hot summer, but if we do get one, it’s important to be prepared and look after your workforce. We’ve put together some top tips to see you through…

To 5 hot weather safety tips:

1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids; drink about 16 ounces before starting and 5 to 7 ounces every 15 or 20 minutes.

2. Wear protective clothing. Lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing helps protect against heat. Change clothing if it gets completely saturated.

3. Avoid getting sunburn. Use sunscreen and wear a hat if working outside.

4. Be alert to signs of heat-related illness. Know what to look for and check on other workers that might be at high risk.

5. Avoid direct sun. Find shade or block out the sun if possible.

Heat stroke occurs when the body no longer sweats and body temperature reaches dangerous levels. Symptoms of heat stroke include:

  • Dry, hot reddish skin and lack of sweating
  • High body temperature
  • Strong, rapid pulse
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech

Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to the loss of water and salt, typically through sweating. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Dizziness and/or confusion
  • Clammy skin
  • Muscle cramps
  • Flushed complexion
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