Finding daily UV radiation (UVR) information
When UV levels are 3 and above, they’re strong enough to damage the skin and eyes.
PCBUs can check the daily UV levels by:
- the daily newspaper
- the Bureau of Meteorology website
- the Bureau of Meteorology and Cancer Council Australia SunSmart smart phone apps
When UV levels are 3 and above, they’re strong enough to damage the skin and eyes – and sun protection must be provided and used.
On a construction site, the site manager/supervisor and sub-contractor should review their outdoor work schedules, including when the UVR peaks, to assist in developing appropriate sun protection measures. They also need to ensure the agreed protection measures are implemented.