Promoting sun safety
23 January 2013
Deb and skin cancer charity SKCIN are working together to promote sun safety. For every Deb Sun Protect product sold in the UK, Deb will make a charitable donation to SKCIN. Employers have a legal 'duty of care' t
Employers have a legal 'duty of care' to assess the risks of working in the sun, as well as other risks, and to take necessary preventative actions such as choosing the right protective equipment and skin care products, advising employees on sun protection and how to check for early signs of skin damage, changes or abnormalities.
Phil Spark, marketing director at Deb advises: "Organisations should work with companies who are experts in skin care to provide a systemised skin safety solution along with providing advice and educational materials based on the HSE's 6-point code2." Sunscreen helps reduce the risks of damage to the skin. For outdoor working a minimum SPF of 30 is recommended.