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

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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 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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