People react differently to heat and some cope with it better than others. However, a combination of enough heat and humidity can have a severe impact on your health and safety at work.
Some symptoms of heat exhaustion are headache, heat cramps, weakness, dizziness or nausea. You may have blurred vision, pass out, suffer convulsions and ultimately death.
When the humidity is to heigh, it disables the body’s natural cooling mechanism through sweating as the sweat cannot evaporate as efficiently.
During extreme heat is above the comfort zone, people typically are more irritable and makes more mistakes.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide employees with a safe and healthy working environment. Our heat stress prevention toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues where work is carried out in a hot environments or in direct sun.
If you are considering our heat stress prevention toolbox talk, our Hot Weather Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.
Items Covered in the Heat Stress Prevention Toolbox Talk
Our toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Introduction to heat stress and how it affects your body.
- The Hazards: Some of the hazards to be aware of when working in hot environments.
- Control Measures: Outlines the control measures that can be used to mitigate the risk of heat stress.
- The Law: List the regulations relevant to working in hot environments.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Heat Stress Prevention Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.