Heat can be a hazard in many different workplaces, particularly in Australia’s construction industry.
The summer months of December, January and February can pose the greatest risk to construction workers who work outdoors in hot conditions. Heat stress is the big risk in these conditions, so management of exposure is.
Heat stress can cause:
A risk assessment of the construction site can help you determine:
- The severity and likelihood of the risk
- Whether existing control measures are effective
- What action you should take to control the risk
- How urgently you need to take action.
Everything possible must be done to eliminate the risks associated with working in heat. This may include cancelling specific work tasks, rescheduling tasks to cooler parts of the day or waiting for hot conditions to pass.
But how do you know when the risk of heat is too high?
NeXtrack is a new end-to-end digital solution for hazard control and real-time compliance monitoring. The platform helps builders, subcontractors and workers in the construction industry to identify, manage and report on a range of hazards, ensuring every site is a healthy site.
When it comes to heat, neXtrack collects information from sensors and determines whether levels are within parameters. A “traffic light system” displaying green, yellow, red is indicative of the risk level.
When temperatures exceed a threshold, neXtrack can let alert you so you can take necessary action.
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