Working outdoor, exercising or riding in extreme temperatures not only are challenging but can pose some risks to your health if you are not prepared adequately.
Heat will affect and reduce your concentration, performance and at work your productivity.
The main health issues are Heat Stress and Heat Strokes.
Heat Stress symptoms:
· Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
· Muscle or abdominal cramps.
· Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Heat stress/exhaustion if not treated can turn into Heat Stroke.
Most common symptoms of Heat Stroke (from Redcross.org.au): Heat stroke is a life-threatening emergency,
· No longer sweating
· Red, hot and dry skin
· a body temperature over 40℃
· a rapid strong pulse
· Rapid noisy breathing
· Irrational or aggressive behaviour
· Deterioration of the conscious state
In Heat Stroke case, call 000 immediately for an ambulance.
How to prevent Heat Stress? PREPARATION IS KEY.
Keep hydrated and prepare yourself: INUTEQ'S Personal Cooling Range has been developed for Athletes and sportsman & woman exercising. Our vests are light-weighted, made to cool the Core of the body efficiently and comfortably. It enables better performance, concentration and allow a quicker recovery.
Working outdoor in heat can pose some serious health issues if not prepared. Managing extreme heat is important, make sure you recognise symptoms and are prepared. Read the advice from SafeWork NSW.