Working in the cold

If you work outside, you may be at risk of exposure to extreme cold.  

Managing the risks to working in the cold  

Prolonged exposure to cold can result in hypothermia - a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. The PCBU must manage the risks to your health and safety caused by exposure to cold weather, including: 

  • providing heating, for example truck cab heaters 

  • providing protection, such as a hut or the cabin of a vehicle 

  • providing warm and waterproof clothing, and 

  • enabling workers who are not used to working in cold conditions to acclimatise.