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