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The sun’s here, but don’t forget to stay safe on site

by Jennie Ward

With temperatures set to soar over the next week, Marley is calling on roofers and those working on site to Stay Safe in the Sun.

Leading roof system manufacturer Marley has reminded builders, roofers and contractors to keep safe in the sun as temperatures are set to rocket over the next week.

Marley’s message is simple:

  • Cover Up

Make sure as much skin as possible is covered up, especially areas that burn easily, such as the shoulders.

Whilst a hard hat is essential on site, those incorporating a brim and flap to shade the face, ears and neck are best.

  • Use Sunscreen

Use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and a star rating of 4 or 5 on all exposed skin. Ideally apply 20 minutes before going outside, both evenly and regularly throughout the day. Consider using a water-resistant formula as it is more able to cope with the effects of sweating.

  • Hydrate

Working hard on site in high temperatures means that the body loses fluid via sweat. To avoid dehydration, heat exhaustion and in extreme cases, heat stroke, drink regularly – ideally water – throughout the day.

For further details on Marley’s Safe in the Sun campaign or any of the company’s products, please visit www.marley.co.uk/safeinthesun or call 01283 722222.

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