Working in heat can affect the body by not allowing it to sufficiently cool itself. Factors that contribute include
- amount of air movement
- physical activity.
Heat illness covers a range of medical conditions which can include
- heat stroke
- heat exhaustion
- heat cramps
See the Managing the Work Environment and Facilities code of practice.
See Safe Work Australia's guidance for managing the risks of working in heat, including first aid and a practical checklist.
See WorkCover Queensland information about heat stress, including a video of its devastating consequences.