This safety Guide, which was sent out free of charge at the end of last year, focuses on the health risks associated with overexposure to UV radiation and provides advice on preventive measures that can be put in place when working outdoors.
Practical steps for identifying and preventing heat stress are also covered in the Guide, with symptoms of heat illness including nausea, dizziness, weakness, clumsiness, collapse and convulsions.
Turf Grass Association of Australia’s (TGAA) Victorian branch believes health and safety in the industry should be at the forefront of all workers’ minds.
“Our association provides support and technical assistance for the Turf Industry to deliver environmentally sustainable surfaces for sport and recreation,” said a TGAA Victoria spokesperson. “TGAA Victoria is pleased to support the dissemination of this information by Pro-Visual.”
Also featured in the Guide are the topics of how to safely work at heights, working with pesticides and herbicides and how to minimise noise exposure.
The Guide is directed to all landscape maintenance contractors and designers, sporting grounds, golf courses and turf management companies throughout Australia. Additional copies are available and all Guides are produced and distributed without cost thanks to sponsorship.
For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the chart, please call 02 8272 2611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org