Whilst the weather has been decidedly patchy of late, the recent heatwave has prompted Marley to once again remind builders, roofers, contractors and others in the industry of its message to keep safe in the sun.
The message from the leading roof system manufacturer is simple:-
- Cover Up
Make sure as much skin as possible is covered up, especially areas that burn easily, such as the shoulders. Whilst a hard hat is essential on site, those incorporating a brim and flap to shade the face, ears and neck are best.
- Use Sunscreen
Use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and a star rating of 4 or 5 on all exposed skin. Ideally apply 20 minutes before going outside, both evenly and regularly throughout the day. Consider using a water-resistant formula as it is more able to cope with the effects of sweating.
Working hard on site in high temperatures means that the body loses fluid via sweat. To avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion and in extreme cases, heat stroke, drink regularly – ideally water – throughout the day.
For further details on Marley’s Safe in the Sun campaign or any of the company’s products, please visit www.marley.co.uk/safeinthesun.