A warning has been issued to workers about the dangers of working in high heat environments.
Although the reminder was issued by The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, it is a warning that people in construction trades should also heed.
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Director Mines Safety Andrew Chaplyn supervisors and workers need to understand the risks and symptoms of heat stress and report any signs to a supervisor.
Workers and employers must remember the seriousness of the issue, heat stroke can cause permanent brain damage as well as damage to other vital organs and possibly death.
People suffering from heat-related illnesses must get urgent medical treatment.