Working in a combination of the Australian heat and the heat of working in confined spaces, often associated with electrical repair work, can cause workers to develop heat stress, dehydration and even heat stroke. It means that the quality is higher.
Heat stroke is not only harmful to health, it also increases the risk of accidents as workers may be less alert and unable to think clearly. Heat stroke can affect both health and productivity, so as an employer or worker, it is important to be aware of how you can reduce your risk of heat stroke.
What is heat stress?
Heat stress occurs when the body’s natural cooling processes cannot effectively regulate body temperature. Signs of heat stress include exhaustion, exhaustion, headache, flu-like symptoms, cramps, dizziness, rash from excessive sweating, and fainting.
How to prevent heat stroke?
To stay safe and productive in intense work environments, consider implementing the following:
- Plan your day and take frequent breaks when needed
- maintain energy levels
- Wear proper arc-rated PPE to ensure airflow
What PPE should I wear?
Elliotts new Arc Flash PPE suit is designed for ventilation, comfort and portability without compromising safety. Use his arc-rated PPE to ensure the required CAT level and provide full protection from thermal stress and the risks your work environment can pose.
X50 Series: CAT 4/CAL rated 52 – https://elliotts.net/arcsafe-x50-arc-flash-clothing
T40 Range: CAT 4/CAL rated 40 – https://elliotts.net/arcsafe-t40-arc-flash-clothing
T9 Range: CAT 2/CAL Rating 9 – https://elliotts.net/arcsafe-t9-arc-flash-clothing
Elliotts added an “arc vent” to the X50 range hood to generate more airflow. This range is ideal for hot conditions, wicking moisture away from the body and improving wearer comfort. These innovative designs offer a greater range of motion and improved comfort levels.
Why Choose Elliott?
Elliotts Arc Rated PPE helps reduce the risk of heat stress instead of promoting it. Elliotts manufactures and customizes a wide range of industry specific arc flash arc rated protective clothing for the Australian market. Many brands of Arc Flash or Switching garments produced in the USA or Europe are imported into Australia. Elliotts Arc Flash protective clothing is manufactured in Australia for Australian conditions.
Elliotts high quality Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are proven on a daily basis. These trusted and popular products are part of a comprehensive portfolio that has evolved over time on the common foundation of quality and care for which the company has built its reputation.
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