Wear sunscreen

When working as a civil engineer there are certain items that are obvious for personal safety, such as high visibility clothing, appropriate footwear and a hard hat. There are other things that are less obvious, but still very important for keeping people safe.

Sunburn increases a person’s risk of skin cancer – did you know it’s possible to burn in the UK, even on a cloudy day?

As part of a sensible sun safety routine, the NHS recommends use of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30, as well as UVA protection. This should be topped up regularly.

To help the Term Maintenance Team stay protected, a sunscreen dispenser is installed by the doorway in the toilets within their workshop. This is a simple, quick and easy reminder to top up on sunscreen every time they take a comfort break.

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