The forecast temperature in many areas of Australia, including NSW, this week will be very high.
In some cases almost 50C! Irrespective of whether your employees work outdoors or indoors, you need to ask whether heat is an issue in their place of work and what, as a responsible employer, you are doing to mitigate the health risk for them.
SafeWork NSW is an excellent resource site for employers to help keep people cool and safe. There is some excellent information around the 4 simple steps to “Beat the Heat”.
- Monitor Temperature
- Implement Controls
Access their resources here and ensure you provide a safe workplace for your employees: https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/hazards-a-z/working-in-extreme-heat/content-page-blocks/managing-extreme-heat-at-your-workplace
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To minimise your risk and optimise your business for HR peace of mind, or if you have any questions, we’d love to help.
Contact your 360HR team member or our Corporate Head Office on email and 02 9819 6324.