October 31, 2023
Australia is bracing for a searing heat wave that could cripple the country and put many lives at risk. “Aussies are being warned to prepare for a summer from hell, with a higher risk of heatwaves.”
Most of Australia is at least twice as likely to experience unusually high maximum temperatures in November to January than in a normal year, with chances increasing to more than four times as likely in central and western WA, northern NT, and central Queensland. These unusually high maximum temperatures are equivalent to the warmest 20% of November to January periods from 1981 to 2018.
This is a critical point to make because it underlines the very real risks of heat stress and heat exhaustion for Australian workers. Businesses must take precautions to protect their employees from these risks, and Fanmaster’s cooling solutions can be an important part of a heat stress management plan.
The impact of heat stress on businesses
Extremely high temperatures and uncomfortable conditions at work can cause heat exhaustion in addition to a major loss in productivity. Businesses may be significantly impacted by this, particularly in the sweltering Australian summer.
A study by Charles Darwin University found that heat stress costs the Australian economy an estimated $6.9 billion annually. Even a 15% reduction in productivity can cost a business $54 per day per worker.
How Fanmaster cooling products can help Fanmaster’s cooling products can help businesses battle the heat and increase productivity in a variety of ways:
Increased productivity: Fanmaster cooling products can significantly boost productivity by lowering heat stress and enhancing worker comfort.
Reduced absenteeism: Heat exhaustion is a serious medical condition that can lead to hospitalisation and even death. Fanmaster cooling products can help reduce the danger of heat exhaustion and absence by keeping your employees cool.
Improved employee morale: Employees appreciate working in comfortable conditions.
Fanmaster cooling products can help create a more positive and productive work environment. We offer a wide range of durable and affordable fans, evaporative coolers, and portable air conditioners suitable for any application. Our premium fans are backed by a 3-year warranty, so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality products, made with the finest materials and components, and designed to provide years of reliable service.
The BOM urges Australians to be prepared for extreme weather conditions this summer, so stay informed of the latest forecasts and warnings on the BOM website.
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Bureau of Meteorology. (2023). Climate outlook http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/summary
Climate Driver Update. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/
Bureau of Meteorology. http://www.bom.gov.au/