1. Stay Hydrated!
When you’re outside and it’s 30 degrees, sure that feels amazing. But when you’re on top of a roof that temperature can go up exponentially and while you’re working you’re sweating which means you’re losing water so remember to drink!
2. Drink cool - not ice cold - water
The body cannot absorb water that it ice cold as quickly as it could say a drink that is a little cooler than room temperature. So when you’ve been sweating all day you want to hydrate as quickly as possible.
3. Start Early
The sun heats up your workspace rapidly so you want to make sure that you’re done by the time the sun hits its peak. Try and finish all outdoor work by at least 2pm.
4. Make sure you’re still sweating!
Heat exhaustion can come on very quickly and the first sign of it is when you’ve stopped sweating so make sure you and your crew are still sweaty while working under that beating sun!
5. Know your colors!
Try wearing white or other colors that reflect the sun, rather than darks that absorb heat.