Precaution to be taken to avoid Heat Stress at Site

  • Provide information on heat stress & required precautions in daily pep-talks & trainings.
  • Display heat stress avoidance instructions in local languages.
  • Supervisors to monitor workers who are at risk of heat stress.
  • Schedule heavy work during the coolest parts of day.
  • Acclimatize by exposing worker for progressively longer periods to hot work environments & then build up to more physical work.
  • Cover head & neck and wear loose fitting& light coloured clothing, which reflect away some of the sun’s energy.
  • Drink lots of liquids (preferably water) and drink often.
  • Don't wait until you're thirsty, by then, there's a good chance you're already on your way to being dehydrated. Electrolyte drinks are good for replacing both water and minerals lost through sweating.
  • Never drink alcohol, and avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.
  • Take a break & cool off if you notice you're getting a headache or you start feeling overheated.
  • Take advantage of air circulation fans and other air cooling media.
  • Ensure sufficient drinking water points and rest shelters.
  • Those posted for height work, tower cranes etc. carry sufficient water.
  • Get enough sleep at night.
  • Ensure air circulating fans & sufficient cross ventilation in labour camp rooms.





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