An interesting post on Abc.net.au highlights the dilemma facing all tradies working on construction sites outdoors, when are the weather conditions enough to down tools?
As tradepeople interviewed point out, deciding when to stop work due to the weather can be tricky given that you also still need to get paid.
Each state has its own workplace health and safety regulations, but often it is up to the person to decide whether it is safe to work in weather conditions. While there are a number of factors to consider such as time frame, type of work etc, ultimately it comes down to safety. If it’s not safe, it’s not worth continuing.