Now that summer has finally arrived Stockport Council is reminding us to stay safe in hot weather and protect yourself from the sun and the heat.
Businesses and residents alike need to take steps to stay safe as the day hots up.
While some businesses can turn on the air conditioning, others need to rely on open windows for fresh air. But, don’t forget to close them again as there are plenty of opportunists out there!
Employers – invest in some bottles of water to keep your teams refreshed.
Those who also enjoy walking and outdoor activities are advised to take extra precaution, pack the essentials, water and sun cream.
There are some simple tips to stay safe in hot weather:
- Stay out of the sun when it is really hot – spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
- Make sure you never burn – Always use at least factor 15 sunscreen that has the letters “UVA” in a circle logo and at least 4 star UVA protection
- Do not do too much exercise
- Wear loose clothes and cover up with a hat or a scarf and don’t forget the sunglasses (with UV protection)
- Drink plenty of water or other cool drinks but not alcoholic ones and eat cool food like salads
- Never leave anyone in a closed parked vehicle especially children, older people and pets
- Close curtains during the day to keep rooms cool
- Take cool showers or baths
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health said:
“I urge people to be sun and heat aware. Its easy to get carried away now the sun has finally arrived but in the heat it is very important you take extra care and not over do it. I would also encourage residents to keep an eye on their elderly neighbours and relatives. All communities should take precautions to ensure that people don’t become dehydrated in this hot weather. ”
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