When there's no shade

Reschedule work to cooler times of the day, or at a different location.

If it is reasonably practicable to do so:

  • reschedule work to cooler times of the day, or at a different location
  • schedule outdoor work tasks, especially those where no shade is available, for early in the morning or later in the afternoon when UV levels are lower
  • provide screens, umbrellas, canopies or awnings over sections of the site to create shade for work areas and for taking breaks
  • rotate staff so the same people are not always out in the sun
  • provide regular breaks away from the sun in a clean, cool, well-ventilated (air conditioned where possible) area – eg shed or vehicle.
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