Sun protection tips

Here are some basic sun protection tips to help you stay safe in the sun.

  • Skin protection: If you are going to be outdoors, make sure your sunscreen is up to date and reflects the latest standard (AS/NZS 2604) requirements for SPF 50+ protection.
  • Eye protection: Not all sunglasses are created equal, so ensure your sunglasses meet the standard (AS/NZS 1067) for maximum assurance.
  • Swimming pool safety: It’s important to do a regular check to ensure that the safety barriers and fences around swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs meet the requirements in the standard (NZS 8500).

In addition, if you use sunbeds, check that the operator follows the requirements in the standard (AS/NZS 2635) to install, maintain, and operate solaria for cosmetic purposes. 

Buy AS/NZS 2604:2012 Buy AS/NZS 1067:2003 Buy NZS 8500:2006 Buy AS/NZS 2635:2008

Published in consumer and occupational safety.