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Inclement weather - Heat Policy

Summer has arrived - be aware of your rights when it comes to working in hot weather conditions.

Take a look at this illustration to help you understand the full provisions of the BIRST Agreement hot weather policies. The bureau of meterology is also handy, you can check it their website for Adelaide weather here which is updated every 10 minutes.


  • If temperature is less than 35°C work continues normally but take actions to minimise heat stress as temperature rises in exposed areas
  • If temperature is over 35°C work in exposed areas ceases
  • If temperature is over 37°C all work ceases unless working in air conditioned area
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