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Heat Stress


Heat Stress

With an almost nation-wide extreme heatwave pushing temperatures above 40 degrees, the safety and comfort of our guests is an important consideration for Cherratta Lodge and we take all measures in preparation for, and after heat exposure.

Working with exposure to thermal extremes is cause for inclusion on JHAs and safe work protocol initiatives for our clients and we aim to ensure our guests, recognise the signs and symptoms of heat exposure, have access to cool, potable drinking water as well as providing adequate shade, ventilation, air conditioning efficiencies and design features to maximise comfort.

Heat exhaustion Symptoms:
• Confusion
• Dark coloured urine
• Dizziness
• Fainting
• Fatigue
• Headache
• Muscle or abdominal cramps
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Signs of severe dehydration:
• Lack of urination / having darky yellow urine
• Very dry skin
• Dizziness
• Rapid heartbeat and/or breathing
• Sunken eyes
• Lethargy, lack of energy
• Confusion or irritability
• Fainting

Remedies:
1. Rehydrate (No sugar or alcoholic beverages to rehydrate)
2. Shade or air-conditioned locations
3. Damp sheets and a fan to cool down
4. Cool bath or shower