COUNCIL MEASUREMENTS (January to March 2019)
Citizen scientists (Volunteer) Instruction
- Bring a wide brim hat, a water bottle (can be refilled at meeting points), wear comfortable walking shoes and dress light (preferably with sleeves for protection).
- Bring / wear your sun glasses/eyewear
- Sunscreen lotions/spray will be provided.
- Hi‐visibility vest will be provided
- Total walking distance around 1km to 1.5km
- Accompanying children should be above 12 years old.
- Volunteers should take precautions such as drinking water, even if you don’t feel thirsty, especially when the temperature exceeds 30°C.
- In the case of heat exhaustion (signs and symptoms such as dizziness, headache, faintness, heavy sweating), drink water, wet the skin with clothes and get to a cool and/or shaded area.
- If volunteers have the symptoms of heat stroke (lack of sweating despite the heat, rapid heartbeat, rapid/shallow breathing, heat cramps, nausea and vomiting) or other symptoms are suspected; such as sweating stops, and mental confusion sets in, call 000 immediately.
- If the temperature (measured at the nearest BoM station) reaches above 35 degrees Celsius, measurements may be postponed to a later time or will be cancelled depending on the weather forecast for the rest of the day.
- Light refreshment will be provided.