Harmful Ultraviolet Rays

Ultra violet radiation can cause skin cancer as well as short term pain and irritation.

Within the construction industry, operatives are regularly exposed through their daily activity, working outdoors in direct sunlight.

The board provides a link to the MET office website whereby the daily UV index can be checked. The board is then updated on site to record the current UV exposure.

The board has a “UV dial” ranging from 1-11, with 11 being the greatest exposure.

With the tag line “slip, slap, slop”, it encourages operatives to utilise the sunscreen provided by Midas (dispensed via a separate container) for a UV value greater than 3.

Midas saw great benefit with this in the summer months and at periods of intense sun, and the daily updated dial encouraged staff to take notice and adhere.

The board was a great tool for communicating, health information to the workforce and for supporting their wellbeing.

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