If you or your staff are required to work outdoors for any reason, then it is vital that you take precautions to ensure you stay safe and healthy during the summer months.
Exposure to sun, heat and insects all pose a threat to your health and wellbeing and so we have put together a guide to help you stay safe outdoors in the summer.
Please share this advice with your workforce:
Staying safe in the sun
Be sensible. When it is hot, you should have access to sunglasses, sun cream and a hat at all times. Staying covered up should be your number one priority to minimise the risks of burning.
Heatstroke can be a serious threat to your health. To avoid contracting a heat related illness, you should ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Don’t turn to fizzy or caffeinated drinks, water is the best option to keep you hydrated. You should also wear loose-fitting clothes to ensure you do not overheat and you need to be mindful that certain equipment can increase your heat stress.
Common sense is key. If at all possible, avoid working in direct sunlight during the midday hours.
Dealing with ticks, bites and stings
There is no quicker way to ruin your day than being stung by a bee, wasp or hornet. To avoid this, you should wear insect repellent and avoid wearing aftershaves, perfumes or heavily scented lotions.
Ensure you check any drinking bottles or cans before drinking from them as these are loved by stinging insects and you never know what may be lurking in your drink!
For more information on looking after your employees this summer, please call us today on or email firstname.lastname@example.org.