Skip to main content

Cooling Your Home Gold Coast

‘Cooling Your Home Gold Coast’. South East Queensland often experiences climate extremes such as floods, droughts, heatwaves and bushfires. The frequency and severity of these events are increasing. Cooling your home in these high temperature events will keep your family safe and will help reduce your air conditioning costs down. A well vented roof is the key.

South East Queensland will increasingly be affected by changes in temperature, rainfall, sea level and extreme weather conditions. It makes sense to take appropriate action to better manage our climate risks.

Well-considered and effective adaptation measures can limit the adverse impacts of climate change on communities, the economy and natural systems.
We can achieve more if we act together to plan for and manage current and future climate impacts across different industry sectors and regions.

Working in the sun

If you work outside in the sun, you’re at risk of exposure to ultra violet radiation from the sun, even when it’s cloudy.

Sun exposure can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the skin. Your workplace must have measures in place to prevent sun-related disease and injury, including:

  • working indoors (where possible)
  • working outside only during mornings and afternoons
  • providing shade and shelter, and
  • using sun protective clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Working in heat

If you work outside, you’re at risk of exposure to heat.

Working in heat can cause heat-related illness including fainting, heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Working in heat can also cause dehydration, burns, and can even reduce concentration and change the way your medications work.

Your workplace must have measures in place to manage the risks to your health and safety caused by working in heat, including:

  • working indoors (where possible)
  • postponing work or scheduling it for cooler parts of the day
  • using automated or remote-controlled equipment instead of manual labour
  • providing access to shelter
  • encouraging workers to drink water regularly
  • cooling the work area with fans or misters
  • scheduling frequent rests, and
  • providing personal protective equipment like hats.
  • Cooling Your Home Gold Coast

If you would like to cool your roof restoration painting please click here