Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT. IF UNWELL STOP WORKING

Peter Moss - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A heatwave with record temperatures is predicted to hit Western Sydney and parts of NSW this week.

The ETU advises all members working in these conditions to have a heat plan for the workplace.

This should include identifying hazards, and where possible eliminating those hazards.

Where a hazard cannot be eliminated, it should be controlled. Where heat is a hazard, control measures can include:

• regular hydration with cool water
• more frequent rest breaks taken in cool places
• schedule work in the cooler parts of the day
• watch for signs of heat stress in yourself and others

If you feel unwell, stop working.

For more information, contact your ETU delegate or organiser

ETU Contracting Industry Update January 2019

Peter Moss - Wednesday, January 09, 2019