Just recently we undertook an intense weekend project over the hottest weekend of the year so far. Thankfully part of the project plan included mitigating risks from the heat for our operatives and sub-contractors. Planning ahead to take care of each other has now become the norm thanks to our annual health and wellbeing calendar of activity.
The current campaign is for summer wellbeing promoting sensible ways to protect yourself.
The four day campaign was shared through a daily email to desk staff and safety posters to endorse start of shift briefings for operatives. Each with a different theme each day;
- sun awareness and risk of exposure
- how to stay safe in the sun
- signs and symptoms of de-hydration
- how to stay hydrated
The campaign ended with a quick quiz and UV bracelets being handed out.