Working in the 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.