Working in bad weather

Managing the risks of working in bad weather  

Bad weather conditions can pose health and safety risks. Your workplace must have measures in place to manage the risks to health and safety caused by bad weather, including: 

  • working indoors (where possible) 
  • postponing outside work 
  • providing access to shelter 
  • securing structures and objects and turning power off, and 
  • providing protective equipment, such as eye protection and waterproof clothing.  

Eliminating exposure to bad weather is the best protection. For example, scheduling tasks that can be completed off-site or indoors in the case of bad weather.