Do You Know Your Work Rights When Working Outdoors?

Working outdoors is full of advantages: the employee enjoys good weather during the spring and autumn, if working at height has access to panoramic views and usually has the ability to handle himself more freely than those who work locked in an office.

On the contrary, working outdoors also has some disadvantages: rainy days are difficult and in some cases dangerous, exposure to the sun can hurt us and both summers and winters are very heavy.


Take care of the sun and heat

In case of being exposed to heat and sun rays, it is essential to stay hydrated. At the same time, in case of high temperatures the intake of alcohol, caffeine and sugar is discouraged, since all these substances have the ability to dehydrate us. It will also be important to cover your head with a hat, stay in the shade whenever possible and always use sunscreen. Remember that the effects of heat and sun, when not taken care of, can be extremely harmful to our health.


In the winter

As much or more than the heat, the extreme cold has the capacity to affect our body in a negative way. To avoid this, it is recommended to keep warm as much as possible. It will be good to remember the use of socks or thermal socks, because if our feet maintain a certain temperature, it will be more difficult for us to be cold in the rest of the body. During winter days, outdoor workers are recommended to also use sunscreen. In fact, it is recommended to use it throughout the year. It is possible that when the weather is cold we do not notice it, but the most harmful rays of the sun continue to impact our skin.


Right to break

Rest periods during the workday are essential so that workers can perform to the maximum and at the same time take care of our health. When it comes to outdoor work, especially during the summer, these periods of rest or breaks (as they are called in English), are essential.