This guide provides information on how to manage the risks associated with working in heat and what to do if a worker begins to suffer from a heat-related illness.
People in control of the workplace, such as managers and supervisors, and workers all have duties under WHS laws to manage risks to worker health and safety, such as those associated with working in heat.
This guide is useful for employers and workers in the transport, postal/warehousing, construction and public administration and safety industries, as well as labourers and protective service workers.
Checklist for risk-managing heat in the workplace
Code of practice: Managing the Work Environment and Facilities
Code of practice: Work health and safety consultation, co-operation and co-ordination
Code of practice: How to manage work health and safety risks
Code of practice: First aid in the workplace
Guidance material: Guide on exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s heat stress basic calculator
Bureau of Meteorology’s Heatwave Service for Australia
8 Dec 2017
20 Oct 2021
~sSafe Work Australia, 28 October 2021