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Sun Safety
by Deborah Hughes - Friday, 25 June 2021, 2:32 PM

As we all navigate higher than normal temperatures our Health and Safety Team wanted to share out the safety tips below.

Human bodies naturally maintain temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees Celsius. If body temperatures rise faster than the body can disperse excess heat (through sweat and other means) people may experience heat stress.

Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress 

Heat Cramps/Excessive Sweating 

Muscle Spasms/Heat Exhaustion 

Shallow Respiration/Cool, Clammy Skin 

Headache and Nausea and/or Vomiting 

Muscle Cramps/Confusion 

If showing signs and symptoms of heat cramps, move to a cool environment and drink water/electrolytes. 

Personal Controls • Wear light-colored, light weight, breathable clothing. • Know your personal limits and monitor for symptoms. • Wear sunscreen and a sun hat. • Drink plenty of fluids (water). • If doing outdoor activities, take rest breaks in the shade as required.

Please remember to send a water bottle to school with your child and apply sunscreen as needed.

Thanks so much