Stay Safe in the Sun with Morclean

So we've heard that it's going to be all blue skies and red hot rays for the next few weeks and although that sounds like heaven for some, for others, particularly those who work outside all day, the sun can be somewhat of a "occupational hazard". 

Safety is one of Morcleans biggest priorities and we want to make sure that our clients are safe when they're using Morclean equipment and even when they're not! 

We thought a few simple tips on how to stay safe in the sun would help minimise the risk of accidents at work and/or sun-related health issues/illnesses! 

1 - Stay Hydrated! 

Drinking plenty of water is so important whatever the weather but in this heat, it's imperative that you keep yourself hydrated. 

Sweating will be increased, which means your body is losing water. Losing water whilst working in the sun can lead to serious problems like, dehydration, sun-stroke, fatigue and even cardiovascular impairments.

The recommended average daily water intake should be around 2 litres per day, this is around eight 8-ounce glasses, however when working in direct sunlight, you should be drinking about two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of water each hour.

2 - Protect yourself

The best way to stop yourself from getting burned by the big, hot, orange thing in the sky is to stay protected. 

You may think you're cool,
 but you're not Keith Clark cool...
The key things you need to protect yourself in the sun are:

- Sun Cream (With a good SPF factor - (Check you are protected from UVA and UVB)
- A Sun Hat
- Light Coloured Loose Fitting Clothes
- Take regular shade breaks. 

3 - Don't work hard, work smart

Don't leave all of your heavy lifting and harder jobs until around 12/1pm when the sun can be at its hottest and highest. It just makes your day harder and your chances of getting heat exhaustion are massively increased, which can lead to serious health problems and illnesses. 

KC Lifting a reeeeeally heavy box...
Plan your day and work shedule and get all of your hard work out of the way in the morning, when the sun is a little cooler. It also means you have more time to recover and climatize as the sun gets stronger throughout the day. 

So there you have it, just a few simple tips on how to stay safe in the sun, it's as easy as 1,2,3!