Four Levels of Heat-Related Illness

Western Australia is always hot during the summer. Add a heat wave on top of that, and it’s nothing short of dangerous. When going to work means ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’, the health implications can be serious. As a whole, these problems are usually referred to as ‘heat stress’ or ‘heat illness’, and the West Australia government gives some information and advice on their Worksafe website. Here’s a quick break-down: four types of heat-related illness roughly in order of severity.


Let Lyons Equip Your Office Trailers and Cool Rooms

Most of our customers at Lyons Air Conditioning like to put us to work on their mobile equipment, truck and automotive air conditioning systems. We specialise in air conditioning services, pressurisation and ventilation for vehicles and mining, earthmoving and construction equipment. We have the skills, knowledge and parts on hand to work with every type of compact environmental control system, and we’re experts with onsite electrical work, as well. Have you thought about bringing us onboard for all the work you need done to establish onsite air conditioning and electrical systems?


Worksafe’s Advice on Mining Air Conditioning

Every employee and contractor has the right to expect a working environment that is as safe and comfortable as the job allows. At minimum, that means attention to health and safety on the part of the employer. If workplace risks can’t be eliminated, then they should be approached with awareness and minimised as much as possible. Everyone knows that this way of thinking applies to things like the risk of falling, the use of dangerous tools and machines, and exposure to potentially harmful substances. However, the work environment itself can pose a risk, especially if the temperature is far too hot or too cold. Workers have a right to expect an environment that allows for a reasonable level of comfort, and smart employers know that an unhealthy and uncomfortable environment means workers will not be as productive.