Working in heat: Not just an outdoor problem


It may be cooling down outside, but workers subject to hot conditions are still at risk in an indoor environment.

Hospitality workers in kitchens, factory workers who use hot machinery, and construction workers who go into roof cavities with no air flow are just some examples of workers at risk.

People in control of the workplace, such as managers and supervisors, and workers all have duties under work health and safety laws to manage risks to worker health and safety, such as those associated with working in heat.

To help you identify hazards in your workplace you should talk to workers, including any health and safety representatives, and other duty holders.

Safe Work Australia’s guide for managing the risks of working heat can help you review your workplace to make sure you and your workers stay safe. You can access the new guide and more information on our website.