Weather Exposure Toolbox Talk (UK) Mobile App
People working outside are always at risk when weather is involved.
How does it work?
Sun, rain, high winds, snow and ice can create serious hazards to the health and safety of those workers who are exposed to the elements. All weather conditions can increase the risks to those outside as the Weather Exposure Toolbox Talk (UK) app describes. Cold temperature exposure can be hazardous if time is spent in a dwelling or building that is unheated or not well heating during freezing weather. Slipping and falling on ice can result in bruises, sprains and broken bones. Frostbite and hypothermia are both very dangerous due to exposure to extreme cold temperatures. Asthma can also be triggered by cold temperatures. Hot weather is especially hazardous. Heat stress, heat stroke, increased irritability, loss of concentration, loss of ability to skilled tasks or heavy work, heat exhaustion, heat rashes, and sunburn that can eventually result in skin cancer. Working in heavy rain can be especially dangerous particularly when climbing ladders and using electric power tools. Caution should always be used when using electric power tools, especially in wet conditions. High winds are also dangerous and can cause dust and debris to blow about or can topple machinery and collapse structures.
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