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Safety Information Message – SIM2208

Published on 19 July 2022

From: Health Facilities Scotland

SIM2208 - Public Health message on staff heat-risk and PPE



The HSE & UKHSA have jointly published a safety bulletin to remind colleagues about the heat risk for staff working in clinical and care settings whilst using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in addition to working in warm/hot conditions. Please refer to the public health message attached to this message which contains more information on staff heat-risk, actions to be taken and by whom.

Although this public health message is targeted at NHS England the advice and actions in the attached safety bulletin are relevant to the Devolved Administrations heat wave conditions.