Minimising operatives’ exposure to the sun

Construction workers have an increased risk of developing skin cancer due to their regular exposure to the sun.

It is essential to assess the risks posed and implement appropriate control measures to minimise operatives’ exposure to the sun.

Below is an example of how a site has offered sun protection to their workforce:

  • A ventilated neck sun protector with sweat headband for wearing under site helmets was introduced;
  • These were Hi-Vis and company branded;
  • The neck protectors provided shade from the sun by covering the neck, ears and shoulder areas;
  • They can be worn everyday to protect the wearer from the harmful effects of the sun and are also easily washable.

To find out more about the sun protector, click below.

Downloads

UV ProtectA Click here to Download


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Monitor Report, Galliford Try Infrastructure, Warwickshire, June 2015


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