Safe work in both indoor and outdoor heat


Tuesday, 15 January, 2019


Safe work in both indoor and outdoor heat

A video series about working safely in the heat will be released by Safe Work Australia over the coming weeks.

Working in heat can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers in both indoor and outdoor work environments.

Factory workers who use hot plant and workers in roof cavities with minimal air flow are just two examples of workers at risk of heat-related illness indoors.

Businesses have duties under work health and safety laws to manage health risks in the workplace, including those associated with working in heat.

To help you identify hazards in your workplace you should talk to workers, including any health and safety representatives, and other duty holders.

To make sure you and your workers stay safe in summer, visit the Safe Work Australia website for more information and download a copy of the guide to managing the risks of working in heat.

Throughout summer, a series of videos featuring real workers from different industries talking about how they manage working in heat will be released.

Follow Safe Work Australia on social media to see the videos as they are released.

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