February is the hottest month of the year. Do you know how to manage the risks associated with working in heat and what to do if a worker begins to suffer from a heat-related illness? Safe Work Australia has published a new guide.
You have a duty to provide first aid equipment and facilities, and access to trained first aid officers, for sick or injured workers. Heat-related illness is progressive. If the worker is not treated or remains in a hot environment, it can be fatal.