People exposed to hot work environments may experience exhaustion, cramps, heat stress, prickly heat or fatigue if not managed appropriately. Environmental Site Services offer indoor and outdoor environment Thermal Risk Assessments to help determine heat stress in line with Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) “Heat Stress Standard & Documentation Developed for Use in the Australian Environment ” (AIOH Standard). By applying this assessment to work environments including offices, mines sites, factories, residential, etc can help determine appropriate controls measures to minimise thermal risk.
The Thermal Risk Assessment takes into account:
- Radiant heat
- Air temperatures
- Air movement
- Exposure periods
- Task severity and complexity
- Distances from cool areas and water supply
- Confined spaces
Environmental Site Services use Area Heat Stress Monitors to measure WGBT, Wet Bulb, Dry Bulb, Globe, Heat Index and Relative Humidity. In addition Personal Heat Stress Monitors can be used to measure Heart Rate, Core Body and Heat Index.