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Risk Assessment Sun and Heat Protection

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Sun Protection
Is the current UV index available (e.g. via weather app, Internet, TV, radio)
Have the employees been instructed about the risk of UV radiation and the measures defined for it?
Is working in the blazing sun avoided if possible? (Shift work to the shade, if necessary provide artificial shade for the workplaces by means of awnings, sun roof).
Are the working hours adapted to the special conditions? (e.g. shifting the start of work to the morning hours)
Are shady places or covered facilities available for breaks?
Do you wear light clothing that protects against the sun and allows sweat to evaporate?
Is a helmet with a neckerchief or a suitable headgear worn?
Are suitable UV-protective goggles worn in strong sunlight?
Is a suitable UV protection agent applied to the exposed parts of the body? (Lichtschutzfaktor≥30)
Heat Protection
Are expected heat loads found out (e.g. through weather app, Internet, TV, radio) and taken into account in the work planning?
Have the employees been instructed about the risk of heat and the measures defined for it?
Is the heating of driver's cabs (e.g. cranes, earth-moving machines) by direct sunlight avoided? (e.g. air conditioning
Are very heavy jobs postponed until the early morning hours?
Are suitable (non-alcoholic, low-calorie) drinks available on site in sufficient quantities?
Are regular drinking breaks possible and ensured?
Do the employees watch out for signs of heat illness in themselves and their colleagues? (e.g. weakness, dizziness, nausea)
Is a "heat acclimatisation phase" ensured for new employees?
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