“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” Van Morrison
MOY Roofing tips for summer heat and roofers when there’s nothing for it but ice cream at the desk. While we are experiencing this incredible weather, we urge you to stay safe in the heat. See below for MOY roof waterproofing tips for summer heat and roofers.
1 – Cool down (and stay cool) Sounds obvious because it is…!
The recommended guidelines suggests water breaks every 15 minutes so make sure to keep topped up, even on milder days. We suggest you fill up a cooler with water bottles and ice packs, and remind your team to stay hydrated.
2. Watch out for heat-related illness symptoms…
The main symptom of heatstroke is a body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) or more. However, if you don’t have a thermometer handy, you may have to look out for signs of heatstroke in your team this summer (as well as yourself).
Symptoms of heatstroke include:-
* A throbbing headache
* Dizziness and light-headedness
* Changes in behaviour or mental state (such as confusion, irritability,
or slurred speech)
* Flushed skin
* A lack of sweat despite the heat
* Nausea and vomiting
* Rapid breathing and heart rate
When someone exhibits these signs, direct that person to a shaded or indoor area. Help them cool down with the use of ice packs, a cool tub of water, a fan while misting with cold water, or other methods. Additionally, make sure to report those symptoms to a supervisor and get immediate medical attention if symptoms become severe. please do have a link to our MOY Roofing tips for summer heat and roofers which might help when identifying the symptoms.
3. Don’t skip out on routine safety measures
Never avoid the health & safety guidelines, fall arrest systems and other safety equipment are necessities in all weather conditions. As such, they are still an integral part of a summer roofing safety routine.
4. Use caution around supplies and tools
Materials may be sitting in the sun for an extended period before the installation takes place. If they’re hot, use caution handling them and wear gloves. Store them in the shade on the job site if possible.
5. Limit time spent on the roof
Because the roof gets so much direct sunlight, it can make working on it hot. Take breaks throughout the day in the shade.
Please Stay safe this summer! MOY Roofing tips for summer heat and roofers brought to you by MOY