Occupational health and safety (OHS) information
For information about preventing workplace injuries from the sun and heat, read:
- WorkSafe Victoria: Sun
- Safe Work Australia: Guidance note for the protection of workers from the ultraviolet (UV) radiation in
Sun protection advice and measures
SunSmart offers resources to support schools, including:
- the SunSmart Schools
- free classroom resources for primary and secondary
- a sunscreen poster for schools
- a sunscreen information factsheet
- the Achievement Program’s SunSmart (Note: schools will need to register for the program to gain access to these resources).
Also refer to:
- Better Health Channel – further information on , skin cancer prevention in , and sun protection at the
- Raising Children – sun safety information for parents and .
SunSmart provides advice on shade . It includes additional resources, such as the shade guidelines and the shade comparison check, which can assist schools in determining the need for, and availability and quality of shade.
Also refer to the department’s:
Sun protection times
The daily sun protection times let schools know when sun protection is needed each day. These are available:
- via the free SunSmart app and
- on the and Bureau of websites
- in the weather section of the newspaper
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Reviewed 13 February 2023