Heat stress in the workplace can occur as a result of many factors. Naturally, direct exposure to the hot Australian sun is a major factor but the workplace environment, the work undertaken and work practices are all important factors as well. Working indoors or outdoors in intense heat can cause heat related illnesses and fatigue which can impair thinking and reaction times and lead to worker injury. Heat stress needs to be monitored and prevented as part of your overall WHS management plan.
JTA’s skilled and experienced consultants can assist you by assessing what heat stress risks are present in your workplace and recommending scientific based control measures. Prevent employee sickness and injury with a Heat Stress Assessment that is comprehensive and practical.
Covered by OHS and WHS legislation, you are required to do all that is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise all risks in your workplace and this applies to any risk from working in a hot and unsafe environment whether inside or outside. The best way to achieve this is to conduct a risk assessment and put a management plan in place.