If you had a feeling that October was hotter than usual, you are correct. According to the Bureau of Meteorology temperatures across Australia in October 2015 were higher than any other October on record.
As the weather is expected to continue to heat up, it is important that as outdoor workers we make sure we’re taking care of ourselves when working in the sun and heat.
Most importantly we need to stay hydrated and ensure we wear a sun hat when in the direct sun. It’s also important we rest often in the shade and wear a high SPF sunblock.