Sun protection in the workplace: UV bracelets 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Construction work can pose a number of health and safety risks.

It is the responsibility of not only management but also operatives  to take precautions to safeguard themselves from the hazards posed on site.

A significant proportion of construction work is performed outside, with operatives exposed to different types of weather conditions.

During the summer months, the workforce needs to be aware of both heat and sun exposure, remain protected from direct sunlight and ensure they are hydrated.

Below is an example of how sites monitored sun protection:

  • UV bracelets were introduced for operatives to wear;
  • The beads changed colour when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light;
  • These bracelets monitored the operatives exposure to sun and triggered the requirement for appropriate weather protection and/or reduction to exposure.

To read more about UV bracelets, click below.

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Monitor Report, Knight Build Ltd, London, May 2015 Second Visit Monitor Report, Knight Build Ltd, London, June 2015


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