BEATING THE COLD – How to stay safe when working in wintry weather

Working in cold weather puts enormous strain on your body. To fight back, try these cold-weather safety tips while working on the job:

  • Securely tie down or weigh down supplies so they are safe from gusts of wind.
  • Be careful in high wind and be aware of potentially slippery surfaces.
  • Take frequent breaks in warm, dry shelters to allow your body to warm up.
  • Sweep water out of passageways inside buildings that are under construction to avoid slipping.
  • Clean off and sand work surfaces covered by ice or snow to prevent falling.
  • Use the ‘buddy system’ – always work in pairs.
  • Drink warm, sweet beverages, like sugar water or sport drinks and avoid caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and hot chocolate.
  • Eat warm, high-calorie foods like hot pasta.

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Wesley Haynes
Wesley is the Director at Glowsure Insurance Brokers. He's passionate about giving the best customer service he can, and this is at the core of everything at Glowsure.
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