Working in heat

Working in heat can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers. As a person conducting a business or undertaking, you have a duty to keep workers and your workplace safe from the risks of working in heat. 

The human body needs to maintain a normal temperature to be healthy. Workers may suffer from heat-related illness if the body has to work too hard to keep cool or starts to overheat. 

Supporting information

Working in heat can cause harm to workers. For further information on the potential hazards and risks of working in heat in both outdoor and indoor workplaces, see the:  

See the Bureau of Meteorology for information on weather in your area, including temperatures and extreme weather warnings.