Protecting Operatives from Heat Fatigue

Workers often face difficult working environments due to the various weather conditions in which they have to work.

Consideration should be given to the conditions facing operatives and the measures that can be developed and implemented to counteract the impact of these environments.

Such measures are vital to ensure the wellbeing of your workforce, and to offer the best protection during extreme weather conditions.

Below is an example of how sites have introduced new clothing to protect workers from heat fatigue and stress:

  • Operatives were provided with cooling vests;
  • These absorbed and stored water, which then evaporated, providing the wearer with an ‘evaporative chill’ of between 6-12 degrees;
  • This meant operatives were more comfortable and that their work performance levels improved during hot conditions.

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