We’ve had some unbelievably good weather over the last week, and if the forecasts are to be trusted we can look forward to more of the same!
But we must keep in mind those that work outside and are exposed to the sun for long periods.
Employers have a duty of care to protect employees from the potential health implications associated with sun exposure, such as skin cancer and dehydration.
As with any other hazard the risk must be managed through appropriate controls, monitoring and reporting.
Do you provide sunscreen for employees that are exposed to the sun for long periods of time?
Do your employees know the signs of over exposure – dehydration, fatigue, cramping, dizziness?
Do your employees know how to spot the early signs of skin exposure – a new mole, a patch of hard skin?
Are there procedures in place to manage workload and exposure time?
Do get in touch if you need any further guidance.
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