Tradies from abroad ruthlessly maltreated Australia & # 39; s warning to stop working when it is too cold
Overseas traders have mocked Australian workers because they & # 39; woman & # 39; to be. After it has been announced, employees can take a day off when they reach 1C or less.
Traders from Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States boasted that they regularly worked in much colder weather conditions and were forced to deal with snow, rain and wind.
& # 39; Are you Aussies serious, do you not have the term & # 39; wuss & # 39; made up? & # 39; said an Irish builder.
& # 39; That's a summer vacation in England. Behave, & said a British worker.
& # 39; We're even going to work at -45C in Canada & # 39 ;, a trader added.
Overseas craftsmen have ruthlessly mocked Australian workers because they & # 39; soft & # 39; were – after it was revealed, employees can take a day off when they reach 1C or lower (stock image)
& # 39; Can we do that here in the United States? & # 39; said an American worker.
& # 39; Where I stopped working outside at -20 degrees Celsius, & # 39; said a Swedish employee.
& # 39; In New Zealand I work 2 to 3 degrees in the winter & # 39; in the morning. Plenty of hot drinks and soup, & another one added.
Their answers follow health and safety revelations guidelines by the Victorian Trades Hall Council that outside workers & # 39; must be helped on full pay & # 39; if it comes to a degree.
The union also encouraged employees to add an additional 30 minutes to their breaks when the temperature dropped below 9C.
The guidelines may apply to thousands of workers in the coming days, while Australia is being hit by a bitterly cold rain shower from the South Pole region.
Melbourne shuddered on the coldest May day since 2000 on Wednesday and the CBD reached only 10.6C.
On Friday morning, the mercury reached -4C on Friday.
Meanwhile, Sydney, Hobart and Adelaide will have lows between 8C and 4C over the next five days.
British, European and American workmen boasted that they regularly work with snow, rain and wind in much colder weather conditions (stock image)
Traders & # 39; must be on standby & # 39; at temperatures of 1C, according to the guidelines of OHS Reps (stock image)
According to the OHS guidelines, traders must be given a half-hour break every hour between 4C and 1C, 20-minute interruptions between 7C and 4C and ten minutes between 9C and 7C.
Bosses must & # 39; exposure to extreme cold & # 39; by providing heating, shelter and waterproof clothing for their employees, according to Safe Work Australia.
Employees must be given the time to acclimatize to the cold with job rotations, according to national guidelines.
It comes after Melbourne was plagued by icy mud, wet snow and sleet on Wednesday.
In the Victoria region, Ballarat also had the coldest day in May in 19 years, reached only 5.7 ° C and registered a slight dusting of snow.
& # 39; It was just a few flurries … nothing that stayed on the ground & # 39 ;, said Tom Delamotte from the weather agency.
Working cold: health and safety recommendations for employers
Work outside in cold weather if possible protected, protected and heated with warm air blowers.
If the environment cannot be effectively controlled, a suitable work / rest regime must be applied: for example, paid rest breaks of 10 minutes per hour for temperatures between 9C and 7C, 20 minutes per hour for temperatures between 7 and 4C and thirty minutes per hour for temperatures between 4C and 1C.
(An air temperature of 1 ° C must be considered as the minimum acceptable for normal work. When the temperature reaches this point, workers must be at full strength.)
Workers who have to work in deliberately cold environments below 1 ° C – for example freezers – must be provided with suitable protective clothing and the time they use in such environments must be kept to a minimum.
Heated rest areas or shelters must be provided so that these workers can get temporary relief from the cold. Delivery of hot drinks.
Limb protection through the use of suitable protective clothing, including gloves, insulated or vapor-proof boots and face masks if necessary.
Provision of hot air jets, radiant heaters and suitable types of gloves and mittens to keep the hands warm and to maintain dexterity.
Insulation or replacement of metal handles and control beams to reduce conduction loss.
Source: Health and safety at work
Traders must be given a half-hour break every hour between 4C and 1C, a twenty-minute break between 7C and 4C and ten minutes between 9C and 7C (stock image)
Employees must be given the time to acclimatize to the cold with job rotations, according to national guidelines (stock overview)
At Oakleigh South in the suburbs, a driver was killed around 4:40 PM when an ute hit a tree, showing footage of the scene ice on the road.
In the Victoria Alps, a father and son were saved after being snowed into their cabin for two days.
The pair were led on Wednesday through snow-covered trails at Millers Hut, near Mount Wellington, after being locked up on Monday.
The warmest place in the state on Wednesday was Mallacoota in the East Gippsland region near the NSW border, which reached 14.9C.
Omeo, also in Eastern Gippsland, hit 7.6C and Hamilton in the southwest of the state dropped to 8C, while coastal areas recorded large waves.
Temperatures in much of the state fell to 5 ° C below the average, and to 7 ° C below the average in some areas.
Showers were registered along the central coast of the state and in parts of Gippsland, including Yarram in southeastern Gippsland, which received 24.2 mm.
The showers are expected to pass through Melbourne on Thursday, with an expected expectation of a maximum of 8 mm.
Thursday is not expected to bring much relief from the cold, with Melbourne predicted to reach 13C.
A frost warning has been issued for the Northern, Northeast and Eastern Gippsland districts.
& # 39; We will see that the temperature in Victoria will be reasonably average by Friday & # 39 ;, said Mr. Delamotte.
Sydney follows the minimum on Thursday and Friday respectively with 8C and 9C.
Hobart fluctuates between the lowest levels of 4C and 8C in the next five days and maximals as low as 10C.
The capital of South Australia will reach a chilly 6C on Friday, but remains in line with the maximum temperatures between 14 and 17 degrees in Adelaide.
Many residents went to social media to share videos & images of the icy conditions that cover many Melbourne and the surrounding Victoria in the south
WEEKEND EXPECTATION ABOUT AUSTRALIA
Friday: Low 9, High 21
Saturday: Low 12, High 20
Sunday: Low 13, High 20
Friday: Low 10, High 15
Saturday: Low 11, High 15
Sunday: Low 9, High 14
Friday: Low 8, High 21
Saturday: Low 11, High 23
Sunday: Low 13, High 22
Friday: Low 22, High 32
Saturday: Low 21, High 31
Sunday: Low 21, High 32
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Friday: Low 8, High 14
Saturday: Low 7, High 15
Sunday: Low 6, High 15
Friday: Low 13, High 24
Saturday: Low 9, High 25
Sunday: Low 9, High 16
Friday: Low 6, High 16
Saturday: Low 8, High 16
Sunday: Low 8, High 17
Friday: Low -4, High 15
Saturday: Layer 1, High 16
Sunday: Low -1, Max 14
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