Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Be UVAware – Especially If You Work Outdoors

With the unusually great weather continuing and summer holidays coming up, don’t forget to protect you and your family’s skin.

90% of all skin cancers could be prevented if we took more care of our skin. Construction workers and those who work outside most of the time are at increased risk.

This great unit (in the main pic) was identified during Worksafe at Freeman’s Quarry and then also used for Avonmouth Wharf.  It is a pre-assemble unit and provides the basics for sun protection and an information point.  It has a sun-cream dispenser, mirror and printed guidelines. The UV index indicator provides a handy method to keep everyone informed of the daily risk level. The UV index is available on-line and can be updated on the board.

The unit is available from Arco 2769019 Deb Stoko sun protect skin safety centre.  This is a great way to help outdoor workers keep their skin protected. Contact: Sam Shepherd or Jon Wells for more info.