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Outdoor working
When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual's effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls for example:
 
Cold environments
•Ensure the personal protective equipment   issued is appropriate
•Provision of mobile facilities for warming up, and encourage the drinking of warm fluids such as soup or hot chocolate
•Introduce more frequent rest breaks
•Can work be delayed and undertaken at warmer times of the year without compromising on safety
•Educate workers about recognising the early symptoms of cold stress.
 
Hot environments
•Reschedule work to cooler times of the day
•Provide more frequent rest breaks and introduce shading to rest areas
•Provide free access to cool drinking water
•Introduce shading in areas where individuals are working
•Encourage the removal of personal protective equipment when resting to help encourage heat loss.
•Educate workers about recognising the early symptoms of heat stressircumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls for example:
 
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