Protecting your Skin in Summer…

Protecting your skin in summer is essential for preventing sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. Learn how to keep your skin safe with this guide.

Please see more information below on courses that may help you identify and treat injuries including sunburn, burns, dehydration,  water safety, heat stress, heat exhaustion, bites, and stings that may occur in Summer.

Emergency First Aid Training

Sports Injuries First Aid Training

First Aid Response Training

Paediatric First Aid

In Summer it’s important to remember to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer are all risks associated with prolonged sun exposure. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your skin safe and healthy during the summer months.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day…

One of the most important steps you can take to protect your skin during the summer is to wear sunscreen every day. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and apply it generously to all exposed skin. Be sure to reapply every two hours, or more often if you are swimming or sweating. Don’t forget to protect your lips with a lip balm that contains SPF as well.

Cover Up with Clothing and Accessories…

In addition to wearing sunscreen, covering up with clothing and accessories can also help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen, and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when possible. Don’t forget to wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck, and sunglasses to protect your eyes. You can also consider using an umbrella or seeking shade during the hottest parts of the day. By taking these extra precautions, you can enjoy the summer sun while keeping your skin safe and healthy.

Seek Shade During Peak Sun Hours…

The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so it’s important to seek shade during these peak hours. This can help reduce your risk of sunburn and skin damage. If you’re planning to spend time outdoors, try to schedule your activities for early morning or late afternoon when the sun is less intense. You can also look for shaded areas like trees, umbrellas, or covered pavilions to help protect your skin. Remember, even on cloudy days, the sun’s rays can still be harmful, so it’s important to take precautions no matter the weather.

Stay Hydrated to Keep Your Skin Healthy…

Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your skin healthy and hydrated during the summer months. When you’re dehydrated, your skin can become dry, flaky, and more prone to wrinkles and sun damage. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and consider carrying a water bottle with you when you’re out and about. You can also eat water-rich foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and strawberries to help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Be Aware of Changes in Your Skin and Seek Medical Attention if Necessary…

It’s important to keep an eye on any changes in your skin during the summer months, as prolonged sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer. Look out for any new moles or freckles, changes in the size or color of existing moles, or any unusual bumps or growths on your skin. If you notice any of these changes, it’s important to seek medical attention from a dermatologist as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment of skin cancer can greatly improve your chances of a full recovery.

Ensuring staff in the workplace especially outdoor workers such as those in construction, outdoor maintenance, gardeners, painters, county council workers etc. etc. are protected is of paramount importance. Ensure staff have the correct PPE including sunscreen and they have been made aware of the dangers the sun can pose during peak hours.

Please see some courses we offer which will ensure staff are aware of health and safety in the workplace, including risk assessment and controls.

Health & Safety Awareness Training for Construction Workers

Safety Representative

PSCS (Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage)

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