What is Heat Illness?
The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn’t enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate attention and can result in death.
Symptoms of Heat Stroke. 1. No Sweating 2. Rapi
Our Safety Focus this month has been on the hazards of working near live traffic. It has been identified that the fence compounds that are commonly required on major infrastructure projects in NSW and Victoria actually serve as a hazard when under impact from a vehicle. We have introduced a policy of Water Barriers across all sites in place of road-side fencing to better protect our crews and client Site Engineers.