Heat stress is a common problem for many physically demanding occupations, not just those susceptible to hot or humid environmental conditions. Clothing requirements and intense working demands can further augment the risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. There are many strategies to manage heat stress, used before or after periods of physical work, as well as during the work itself. At Human Performance Science, we look at strategies around hydration, pre-cooling and post-cooling, to mitigate the risk of heat stress amongst workers.
If you have an existing heat-stress policy then we offer independent assessment of the suitability of this policy, in the context of best-practice science. We weigh up what the science tells about heat stress management, and what is practical to your workers in the field, to ensure you workers are safeguarded from the risk of heat-related illness.