Daylight Savings – time to think SunSmart!
change your clock And put on sunblock
Daylight saving starts each year at 2am on the last Sunday in September, and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April. During the daylight saving months we are on ‘New Zealand daylight time’, which is 1 hour ahead of New Zealand standard time.
This time of the year signals the need to be more careful of the higher UV radiation levels on our skin; from September to April, UV radiation is at it’s peak in New Zealand – most critically between 10am and 4pm. Even mild sunburn can damage your skin and increase your risk of skin cancer, so now is the time to get SunSmart!
Ideas for Workplace:
To encourage sun safety in your workplace, you can access some great resources at the SunSmart website as well as a guides for putting together a SunSmart workplace policy.
Did you know you can also claim a tax deduction on sun protection items for your workplace by contacting Inland Revenue Te Tari Taake? Make sure your team is kitted out with hats and sunscreen now!