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Tips and tools to deal with the cold

Low temperatures are hitting the Northern Hemisphere right now making our work routines in loading docks, large storage spaces or on surfaces highly exposed to the cold more complicated than usual.

But not to worry! In this post we’d like to share some useful tips and tools to help you deal with harshly low temperatures.

First, let’s look at the risks that come with cold weather and how it can affect our work.

Thermal stress, hypothermia and freezing are some of the main problems associated with cold, presenting symptoms such as chills, fatigue, loss of coordination and confusion, respiratory conditions, and others.

So, what kind of measures can we take to prevent these risks?

First of all, it’s important to be very clear about the need to intervene on those factors that affect a person’s thermal balance.

Then, we must apply specific routines that support the operator in this environment. For example: organising and dividing tasks in a way that are less difficult for each operator, taking into account the need for exercise and mobility of all body parts and ingesting food and diets that are appropriate to these temperatures.

We must remember that technological solutions can become a great ally when working in complex circumstances such as low temperatures. For example, we should work with tools designed for work in areas with fog or low speed, or tools that have a special duration and capacity against the cold.

As earlier discussed in an earlier post, the PAS Pedestrian Alert System is one of the most recommended tools in very low temperature scenarios. This tool is extremely useful for protecting people, and it adapts very easily to any work scenario.

We should also highlight the LSA (Low Speed Area) System, designed to reduce the speed of vehicles inside cold rooms, for example, thus achieving much safer environments and greatly loweringthe probability of accidents of work.

Are you keen to find out more about any of these solutions?

Do you need advice on any of our products?

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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