Safety Success – Beating the Heat Hangover

10 / 12 / 2019

Mitchell Services has partnered with Dr Matt Brearley, Australia’s pre-eminent occupational heat stress consultant, to help us understand conditions at our drill sites that may lead to a ‘heat hangover’.

Research has shown that a ‘heat hangover’ develops when you get warm for too long (increased core body temperature) and finish the shift not feeling that great. This can accumulate over the entire roster cycle leaving our people feeling ‘flat’ when they are home on break, and spending their first few days of break just recovering.

We are working with Matt’s team at Thermal Hyperformance to improve working environments at our drill sites, our ability to respond to heat stress symptoms, and to educate our employees on managing heat exposure on a daily basis at our surface and underground sites.