When working outdoors the effects of the weather and increase in temperatures can have a serious impact on an employee’s health if the risks hasn’t been identified and is properly managed.
When combining heat, humidity and physical labour which is often the case for construction projects during the summer months, it can lead to a variety of heat-related illnesses. Identifying the risks and taking preventive actions can prevent these types of illnesses and save lives.
From a legal point of view The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide employees with a safe and healthy working environment and The Work Place Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 require a workplace to be maintained at a reasonable temperature and that a supply of drinking water is provided.
Our hot weather toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces for employees when working outside during hot weather conditions.
Items Covered in the Hot Weather Toolbox Talk
Our hot weather toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Provides an overview of what to consider when working outside during hot weather.
- The Dangers: This section describes the hazards in workplaces outside during hot weather.
- Control Measures: Defines the precautions and actions that should be taken to reduce the hazards related to working outside during hot weather.
- The Law: List regulations that employers are obligated to comply with when their employees work outside during hot weather.
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Includes a few questions to assess attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Hot Weather 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.