Protection from Skin Cancer
Construction workers are a group of people who are at the greatest risk of contracting skin cancer. When working outdoors you are constantly exposed to the sun and its invisible, but potentially harmful, ultraviolet rays. Too much UV radiation from the sun can damage the DNA in the skin cells, if the damage builds up over time, this can lead to skin cancer.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the most avoidable risk of skin cancer, currently linked to an estimated 86% of malignant melanoma cases in the UK.
At Conquip we are care about the well-being of others; we are committed to help educate site workers about the dangers of the sun and how they can be avoided.
Throughout the summer we are giving away refillable water bottles, Factor 30 sun lotion and leaflets explaining how to ‘Detect & Protect’, helping construction workers stay hydrated and ‘sun-safe’. Our delivery drivers will also have chilled bottled water on board their trucks to distribute. We are doing this in aid of Cancer Research UK, our chosen charity for 2017.