Guide on the Prevention against Extreme Heat at Work

Jun 28, 2023 | News | 0 comments

The agri-food sector, like many others, faces unavoidable challenges derived from climate change, which have significantly increased the episodes of extreme heat, characterised by high temperatures and prolonged exposure to the sun. These episodes pose a significant risk to companies and their workers, since not only their performance can be affected but also their health and well-being too. Given this reality, it is imperative that companies adopt measures and protocols to protect their workers and guarantee a safe and healthy work environment in conditions of extreme heat.

From the Ethical Trade Forums, we wanted to contribute in a small way by compiling this document, which includes some of the key aspects that must be considered when working in extreme heat conditions. The document contains the following sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Preparation of a Prevention Plan
  3. Identification of Risks and Symptoms
  4. Adoption of Preventive Measures
  5. What to Do in the Event of a Heat Stroke


We hope you enjoy and learn from your reading.