How can I reduce the risks from exposure to the sun during construction work?

Here are some examples of how you can reduce the risks from sun exposure:

	Keep your top on.

	Wear a hat with a brim or a flap that covers the ears and the back of the neck.

	Stay in the shade whenever possible, during your breaks and especially at lunch time.

	Use a high factor sunscreen of SPF30 on any exposed skin.

	Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

	Check your skin regularly for any unusual moles or spots. See a doctor promptly if you find anything that is changing in shape, size or colour, itching or bleeding.