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Date PostedFebruary 19, 2017

Heatwave Prompts Warning for Construction Workers in Canberra

Canberra has experienced sweltering heat and there have been warnings to workers to remain safe when working in the heat.

January’s temperatures this year were 10 degrees above the average minimum temperature for the month, so its evident that temperatures are steadily rising.

Meteorologists say the hottest day on record for Canberra was a searing 42.2 degree day in February 1968 and in 2017 so far the hottest day was January 13 which reached 39.6 degrees.

If you’re an employer, its important you’re taking the necessary steps to ensure workers are safe. As an employee you also have to protect yourself from the heat. Take regular rest breaks in the shade and remain hydrated.

Employers should arrange schedules and shifts with the heat in mind.

Read more at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/heatwave-prompts-safety-warning-for-construction-workers-in-canberra-20170123-gtwshw.html

 

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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