HEAT WAVE ALERT AGAIN !
Who would believe 10 days ago we were wearing long sleeves and we were cold,
Mother nature has decided in honour of Valentines day to put the heat in the air the whole week with temperatures set to hit 43 and stay in the 40's for at least the next 5 days.
Thursday 43 degrees
Friday 43 degrees
Saturday 40 degrees
Sunday 40 degrees
Monday 40 degrees
How to survive the heat wave…
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Eat small meals and eat more often
- Avoid extreme temperature changes.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-coloured clothing. Avoid dark colours because they absorb the sun’s rays
- Sun Hats Broad brimmed hat, SPF 30+ sunscreen (as per manufactures instructions) when working outside. To help provide protection against the Sun
is a medical emergency and requires urgent attention.
Heatstroke occurs when the core body temperature rises above 40.5 °C and the body’s internal systems start to shut down.
Many organs in the body can suffer damage and to rectify it, the person’s body temperature must be reduced quickly.
Most people will have profound central nervous system changes such as delirium, coma and seizures. The person may stagger, appear confused, have a fit or collapse and become unconscious.
As well as effects on the nervous system, there can be liver, kidney, muscle and heart damage.
The symptoms of heatstroke may be the same as for heat exhaustion, but the skin may be dry with no sweating and the person’s mental condition worsens.
If you do not feel well please report to your supervisor or first aider immediately.