With the autumn progressing and winter well on its way, it’s time to make sure employees are aware of the risks that a turn in the weather can bring.
Any job has its risks but some are more inherently risky than others, such as scaffolding for instance. When harsh weather is combined with height and heavy or large tools and materials, a day at work can be anything but routine. In Britain, the cold, rain and wind increase the risk to employees in all sorts of professions, but we are not alone. Many professionals across the world face tough conditions as part of their normal working day including:
Not the people on the TV giving us the weather report after the news, the ones out there collecting data from the environment. When many of us would, of course, be driving away from an oncoming tornado or hurricane, professional meteorologists – often called “storm chasers” by the press - may be heading towards it. Their vehicles are outfitted with sophisticated recording equipment that can measure rainfall, wind speed and direction among other things, data which could be all important for predicting the likely path of a tornado and helping others to avoid being ca…