Adverse Weather Conditions

Adverse Weather Conditions

Basic types of adverse weather conditions (extreme temperature, freezing and wind) and the precautions to be taken.

1  Extreme Temperatures

Extreme temperatures affect the safety of personnel through loss of concentration.

1.1 Heat Stress:

This can be alleviated by protection from the heat source, and a plentiful supply of drinking water.

1.2 Cold Stress:

This can be fought against by:

  • keeping clothing dry, clean and in loose layers,
  • avoiding overheating and sweating,
  • adequate meals,
  • liquid intake (preferably warm . . .

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