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Category: Working Outdoors

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Hot Weather Conditions

06 Sep 2019
According to research from Imperial College London, working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week in the UK. Anyone who works outdoors for prolonged periods of time needs to be provided with the necessary protection.

How to Protect Workers from Cold Stress [Infographic]

26 Feb 2019
Working outdoors in low temperatures can be dangerous and increases the risk of cold stress. This occurs when the body is unable to keep itself warm. Understanding the dangers and how to protect yourself from cold stress is essential, particularly during winter months.

The Garment Layering System: 3-layer Principle

09 Jan 2019

There are many ways of achieving a good level of comfort, warmth and weather protection with outdoor clothing. Dressing according to the 3-layer principle is an established norm for a large number of outdoor sporting and recreational activities, but what about at work?

Protecting Outdoor Workers in Winter

07 Dec 2018

During Britain’s heatwave last summer we covered how to protect outdoor workers in hot weather conditions, but what about cold conditions? With temperatures dropping as we head into the new year, now’s the time to determine whether you have the appropriate processes, equipment and clothing in place to deal with the risks.