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Contour Roofing Limited

Sun Safety Warning For Roofers

Contour Roofing (Essex) Limited fully support and applaud the UKs leading manufacture Marley Eternit with their yearly campaign to promote safe working in the sun. Mark Twiner Contract Manager said ‘Promoting Sun Safety can raise a few clouds when talking to the workforce but it’s the hard hitting safety message of Skin Cancer that drives the message home’.Sun cream and wrist band

The latest study, which appeared in the British Journal of Cancer*, looked at the risks of skin cancer and outdoor occupations, estimating that there are 48 deaths and 241 cases of melanoma skin cancer each year caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun at work. Construction workers accounted for a staggering 44% of these deaths.

As part of its annual Safe in the Sun campaign, Marley Eternit is urging all roofers to take action to reduce their skin cancer risk and is giving away free sun cream and UV wristbands, which change colour to show when sun protection is needed.

Marley Eternit has issued the following Safe in the Sun advice:

  1. Keep a shirt or jacket on and opt for tightly woven fabrics, which help to form a barrier to the sun’s harmful rays
  2. Don’t leave exposed skin unprotected. Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and remember to reapply regularly
  3. Wear a hard hat at all times, preferably with a brim and flap that will cover the ears and the back of the neck
  4. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  5. Check your skin regularly for unusual spots and moles, or changes to spots and mole
  6. Wear a UV wristband, so that even when it is cloudy, you know when you need to use sunscreen and cover up

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