According to the HSE, there is no upper limit for when it is too hot to work. You have a duty of care to employees/subbies, but how should you implement an effective sun and heat protection policy? Should SPF50 be part of the PPE? What else can you do?
Here’s some advice from the BBC about how to identify the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke – both can be more dangerous than a chainsaw! It includes some information on what to do if anybody suffers from this.
Yes – a cold beer at the end of the day might be appealing, but you must protect your staff during the day. We’d love to hear from you – how do you manage?