Stay Warm and Safe While Working Outdoors in Winter

Range of Heating & Drying Equipment, Gas & Electric Heaters Hire for Outdoor Winter Work

Working outdoors on cold dark winter nights can be a challenge, as the body is forced to work harder to keep going, and jack frost nips at fingers and toes. Bad lighting conditions also make this type of work a little unpleasant, not to mention dangerous, but the work has to get done. It’s a good idea to wear several layers of clothing as insulation, which will also allow ease of movement, plus they can be peeled off or put back on as appropriate.

Your extremities or in other words, ‘hands and feet’ are often vulnerable in the coldest weather, and should be protected with thermal socks, insulated firm grip boots, and lined gloves which are snug around the wrist. Hats or helmet liners are of course a must as a significant amount of the body’s heat is lost through the top of the head. It goes without saying especially in the UK, that some form of waterproof attire is essential, as feeling cold is bad enough without being wet too! Modern fabrics and designs are usually breathable, and ensure that you are comfortable, and not perspiring under the layers. Spare clothing on hand is a good idea too, like a change of socks in case of wet feet etc.

In addition to the right clothing, health and safety procedures should be followed when working outside in cold weather. Regular breaks inside should be available in order to warm up, keep hydrated with fluids, make sure skin is moisturised to avoid cracking skin and infection. Eat properly before going to work outside, with thick soup or starchy food like potatoes or rice to keep the body warm.

Rhinos have a great selection of seasonal tools and equipment for hire, including heaters and lighting to make your outdoor work a safer and more comfortable experience. Space heaters, dehumidifiers, floodlights and transformers are just some from the range at Rhino Plant Hire.

Winter Plant Hire Infra Red Rad, Fan & Space heaters, Dehumidifiers, Floodlights & Transformers

 

 

 

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