How to beat the heat

27th Jun 2018

Yes, Summer is finally here! Most people are loving this hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are some serous health risks; these include dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. So here are a few tips on what to look out for and how to stay safe in the heat.

Who is most at risk?

The heatwave can affect any one, but some people are at higher risk than others;

Level 1 alert: Be prepared

Level 2 alert: Heatwave is forecast

Level 3 alert: Heatwave is happening

Coping with hot weather:

Level 4 alert: Severe heatwave

If someone needs helps:

If someone looks like they will usually show signs of; breathlessness, confusion, intense thirst, dizziness etc. If you feel like they could be at risk, you could dial 111 or 999 depending on the severity of the person’s well being.

Final Thought

Although the weather so far this week has been lovely, you must make sure that you don’t get too excited and end up forgetting about making sure your health is not at risk. On a hot day if you’re going outdoors don’t forget the basics; sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses! If you follow the instructions on how to beat the heat you will be able to enjoy the sunshine without the worry of your health becoming endangered.

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