How to Stay Cool on the Construction Site
Friday, 11 May 2018
Construction work can be tough at the best of times, but under the searing summer sun, time on-site can feel like torture. Heavy work boots, thick safety gloves and a stuffy hard hat can all contribute to a miserable work day in the heat, making you especially prone to hazards like heat exhaustion and heat-stroke that can be recipes for disaster on a fast-paced site. Luckily, it doesn't have to be this way, as there are plenty of ways to beat the heat while staying productive in the sun.
While most heat-beating tips are well-known to the majority of workers, there are some helpful tools out there that you may not be aware of. Here, we'll tell you about a new and innovative solution to keeping you cool all day long, and then we'll go over the basics of staying cool.
Cool Tech: The Techniche HyperKewl Evaporative COoling Crown Cooler
While home remedies for staying cool are ten a penny, what you may not know is that companies like Techniche have been working for years on innovative solutions to keep you cool on-site. There's no better example than the Techniche HyperKewl Evaporative Cooling Crown Cooler: a simple and affordable way to keep your hard hat cool for 5 - 10 hours at a time.
Using breathable polyester mesh and HyperKewl cooling fabric, this little invention can keep you 10 - 15°F cooler than your surroundings, allowing you to beat the heat like never before. To get your Crown Cooler working at maximum capacity, just follow these simple steps:
1) Soak Your Crown Cooler
To get the cooling process started, simply submerge your Crown Cooler in water, and leave it for 1 - 2 minutes.
2) Squeeze it Out
To stop the cooler from dripping all over your clothes, give it a gentle squeeze. Do this lightly without twisting, as you only want to remove the small amount of water that would otherwise drip out.
3) Put it in Your Hat
After wetting the Crown Cooler, simply place it in the top of your hat. Secure the Velcro straps to your helmet's suspension straps so that it's secure and won't fall out or slip around.
4) Cooler Hats Prevail
Once your cooler is comfortably in your hard hat, all you have to do it put your hat on and enjoy 5 - 10 hours of cooling. While the Crown Cooler mightn't look like much, it packs a real punch that will leave you noticeably more comfortable on the hottest of days.
Four Golden Rules of Cooling
Now that you've learned about our favourite way to keep cool on-site, it's worth going over the basics so you're fully prepared. While these tips aren't anything new, they can be a lifesaver when it comes to staying cool during this year's inevitable heatwave.
1) Stay Hydrated
2) Start Early
3) Dress for the Weather
4) Take Breaks
Still not Convinced?
Are you looking for another way to keep your hard hat cool on-site? We have plenty of other innovative solutions available, all custom-built for construction work in the heat of the summer. To view our breakdown of all the best cooling product around, take a look at our Top 5 Hard Hat Cooling Accessories blog.