When you work in the Pilbara there are a number of unique factors to be aware of due to the environment and geography. For example, high temperatures and extreme weather conditions can present a hazard.
Let’s look firstly at how high temperatures can cause problems and how you can manage these risks.
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A good way to know if your body has enough water is to check the colour of your urine. If you have enough water in your body your urine will be clear or pale yellow. If it’s dark yellow, or you are not urinating at all, you’re becoming dehydrated and need to drink more water.
Let’s have a look at what to do when heat is affecting you or your workmates.
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The extreme weather conditions can cause dangerous lightning and tropical cyclones. As a general rule, if the time between seeing lightning and hearing the accompanying thunder is less than 30 seconds, lightning activity is within 10km.
You must stop work and take precautionary action to keep safe. When the lightning passes the area and the thunder is no longer heard, wait 30 minutes before resuming your work. This is called the 30/30 rule. Speak to your supervisor if you’ re ever unsure.
Craig is on site during a lightning storm. Help him select all the safe locations.
Let’s see if you’re ready to tackle the weather challenges of the Pilbara.
Select True or False for the following alerts
- A cyclone is building off the north coast of Western Australia. Lila is working in the area and hears that a yellow alert has been given. Does she keep working?
- A red alert was issued and personnel were sent to their accommodation. The cyclone passed and an all clear has been given. Can Lila leave her camp accommodation?
- Even after an all clear is given, caution is advised and Lila should wait until she hears a public broadcast or is told in person that it’s safe to leave her accommodation.
- A yellow alert means that a cyclone is expected to impact your area but you should stay working unless notified by the IMT.
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