Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.
Safe Work Australia has updated our guidance material on managing the risks of working in heat. The new guidance reflects changes made to the recommended first aid for heat stroke.
This guide provides practical guidance for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) on how to manage the risks associated with working in heat, including information on first aid for heat-related illnesses that reflects updated medical advice.
More information on working in heat can be found here https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/topic/working-heat
Information on the risk management process can be found in the Code of Practice: How to manage work health and safety risks.
Information on consultation requirements can be found in the Code of Practice: Work health and safety consultation, co-operation and co-ordination.