Published: 18 Jan 2018
The PCBU, Site Manager, and WHS Reps must alert workers the day before extreme or excessive heat conditions are expected. Once the air temperature reaches 35 degrees there will be an orderly cessation of work and preparations for safe completions of critical tasks currently under way.
Once the air temperature reaches 28 degrees and a humidity level of 75%, three hours after normal start time there will be an orderly cessation of work and preparations for safe completions of critical tasks currently under way. During periods of hot weather, if there are areas of the workplace that are below 35° or 28° and 75% humidity work shall continue as normal. Workers may walk a reasonable distance through the open to and from amenities, provided it does not pose a serious threat to their health or safety.
Please open the full document here to read about: Monitoring of Temperature and Humidity; Concrete pours and emergency work; Control Measures; Incident Response/First Aid; Incident Reporting; Training; Heat Stress signs and symptoms; Sun Safe tips etc.