"Pryme has launched 'Hydration Health & Safety 365' to increase awareness about the importance of proper hydration all through the year", says Terry Houlihan, managing director of Pryme.
Dehydration can be a threat to workers health and productivity in every season. It is a known fact that more fluid is lost during the summer than other times of the year. That's why people tend to drink more fluids during summer compared to other seasons. However, proper hydration is an absolute necessity for the human body throughout the year. Many ignore their hydration needs during winter because of thirst suppression and intake of coffee/other hot beverages, which are bereft of the essential electrolytes necessary for proper metabolism. This can cause unexpected and severe dehydration. The truth is, every individual should make a conscious effort to stay well-hydrated every day, whether it’s hot or cold.
"Pryme has been working for over 20 years to address the hydration needs of individuals in hot workplaces where they are more likely to suffer from heat related accidents. Sqwincher, Pryme's range of premium electrolyte enhanced hydration is a trusted name in many industries", says Mr. Houlihan.
Proper hydration does not merely mean drinking litres of water. While water is a key component, our body also needs certain amounts of electrolytes to stay adequately hydrated. Necessary electrolytes include Sodium, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
The human body requires a level of fluid for optimal performance. Fluids carry nutrients to our cells and maintain the function of every vital organ of the body including the brain and the heart. Fluids also help flush out impurities from our bodies and regulate its temperature.
Dehydration is a crisis that's prevalent throughout the world today, especially affecting people who have jobs which are physically demanding, or which have workers exposed to radiant heat. More often than not, dehydration severely affects their performance and general well-being. In fact, even a 2% loss in fluid may affect the output of working individuals dramatically. At 10%, the individual runs the risk of hypothermia and circulatory collapse.
How does the human body lose fluids?
Loss of bodily fluids is entirely natural and happens throughout the day. Some of the ways workers loose fluids include sweating, urination, exhalation & diuretic intake. Personal protective safety equipment can accelerate fluid loss.
Some individuals are more prone to dehydration than others. There are numerous environmental and physiological factors that contribute to a higher fluid loss in some. They are:
Sqwincher Hydration products provide a range of product formats to give workers choices to meet the specific needs of their unique work environment. These include:
Apart from these ground-breaking hydration products, Pryme also offers coolers, bottles and other relevant accessories that one would require to stay hydrated throughout the year.
With its Hydration 365 project, Pryme has taken the issue of hydration head-on and aims to make hot workplaces safer places.
Elevating work platforms (EWPs) are mobile items of plant designed to lift or lower people & equipment from a base support. Scissor lift is a type of EWP used to move workers vertically in various location & can be operated on flat, solid surfaces or rough terrain depending on the design.
Buddy Checks are an added precautionary measure to ensure everything has been done right. It is a way to look out for your mates, where you share in the
responsibility for your work mates safety and well-being. Mistakes happen, but hopefully a second set of eyes will make those mistakes a lot less likely.
Going home safe to our families and friends at the end of each day is our priority. Let’s do everything we can make sure nothing gets in the way of that.