Working in heat: physically demanding work

Workers from BA Murphy Constructions discuss strategies to avoid heat-related illness while doing physical work in hot conditions.

Businesses must do everything that is reasonably practicable to eliminate the risks to workers’ health and safety, including those associated with working in heat. This may include cancelling certain work tasks, rescheduling tasks to cooler parts of the day or waiting for hot conditions to pass. Managers and supervisors should regularly check on their workers to ensure they aren’t suffering from any heat-related symptoms and are keeping hydrated while working in heat.

For further information on how to manage the risks of working in heat see the Guide for managing the risks of working in heat.

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