A wbesite published by the Britsh Health & Safety Executive gives information
about how the temperature of the environment you work in can affect you and
advice on how to manage it.
Outdoor work places
When working outdoors the effects of the weather in this environment can
potentially have a very serious impact on an employees welfare if the risks
have never been previously considered or managed properly. This impact maybe
immediate or it occur over a long time period.
For example, exposure to the sun can cause skin damage including sunburn,
blistering and skin ageing and in the long term can lead to an increased risk
of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK
with over 50,000 new cases every year.
People can avoid unnecessary exposure by such means as:
Sun protection is important and people need to realise that sunburnt skin is
damaged skin. A suntan is not a sign of good health.
You must provide:
Furthermore the website informs about
AplusA-online.de - Source: Health & Safety Executive