THINK ABOUT IT
Make sure you cover working outdoors or in hot conditions in your SWMS.
Drink plenty of fluids; drink half a litre before starting & a half a small bottle every 15 or 20 minutes.
Add formulas in water containing electrolytes for extra hydration.
WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Lightweight, light-colored & loose-fitting clothing helps protect against heat.
Change clothing if it gets completely saturated. Wear a vest with cooling properties to keep extra cool.
Slow down & work at an even pace.
Know your own limits and ability to work safely in heat.
SCHEDULE FREQUENT BREAKS
Take time for rest periods & water breaks in a shaded or air conditioned area.
USE A COOLING TOWEL
Wipe your face or put it around your neck.
AVOID GETTING SUNBURNED
Use sunscreen & wear a hat/helmet if working outside.
BE ALERT TO SIGNS OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS
Know what to look for and check on other workers that might be at high risk.
AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Find shade or block out the sun if possible.