Thermal exposure monitoring
People will react to working in temperatures in different ways; heat stress can lead to dehydration, heat rash, increase blood pressure, fainting or exhaustion and heat stroke. In severe cases, there is a risk to loss of life.
Some workers regularly deal with warm temperatures because of the working task, such as boiler rooms, foundries, smelting operations, bakeries and catering ketches. Some workers may be at risk of heat stress due to working in small spaces or wearing protective equipment’s.
To avoid heat stress and ill-heath affects, workplace exposure assessments need to be carried out.
How our experts can help:
- Assess worker exposure to heat and cold.
- Determine the appropriate control measures to ensure that exposures are properly controlled.
- Implement corrective practices or equipment to minimise or remove risk for the employee.
Our teams have been involved in establishing EU and UK Government guidelines to establish levels of acceptable exposure and guidelines to minimise workplace thermal stress.