Every day we are potentially exposed to contaminants and conditions that can be harmful to your skin (both inside and outside of the work environment). Many in the construction industry will spend most of their working day outside in all types of weather.
The A465 Head of the Valleys Section 2 Project recently ran an informative and engaging Skin Care Awareness Day jointly with our strategic supplier of PPE, Arco.
The sessions were very well attended with over 100 staff and supply chain members on the project getting to know their skin. It was an opportunity to have a personal skin care review, utilising a ‘Skin Scanner’ to identify any areas that may be of risk, with the aim of increasing awareness of the importance of skin care and the prevention of serious illnesses like skin cancer.
The key message of the day was that ‘the skin colour you are born with is the skin colour you should die with’, with sessions focusing on steps to ensure that we are smart in the sun.
The sessions also covered other matters such as: dermatitis, skin care hygiene, UV risks and what to look for in skin protection products and moisturisers, with a range of written support materials for attendees to take away.
The feedback on the format, content and the interactive element was overwhelmingly positive with many conversations continuing about hand washing, gloves, sun cream and UV protection!
The presenter was both humorous and engaging, which helped to relax those in each of the briefing sessions with follow up advice and support arranged for a number of those taking part.