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🥵 another scorcher of a day and been drinking plenty of water and where possible working in the shade. Maybe a change in diet would be good when it's hot?

got a feeling the next van will have to be a lighter colour not dark grey !

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    Wear a hat, wear sun cream and use a gel neck gater to keep you cool.


  • I've got on of those UV sun hats, that looks stupid but helps, loads of water, loads of sun cream.

    I've got a sliver van, still pretty hot in there! As a treat today I had my lunch with the air-con on. Something i would never normally do, but soo nice.

  • Working only until lunchtime, and in the shade, where possible. Small jobs. nothing too strenuous. Otherwise it's to be enjoyed as an unscheduled holiday. I will work 7 days per week when the conditions are right. But wouldn't work in nearly 30 degrees even for £150 per hour. Will catch up when the temperature is more reasonable. All customers are informed and happy to wait. Some people can probably stand it, but not me

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      Dont take chocolate biscuiits for a tea break . 

      put half a plastic bottle of water in the freezer overnight to allow for it expanding , it keeps cool all day . 

      most packed lunches i find a bit unappetising they get too warm even with a cool block , if its practical i will go to the shop and buy fresh but Billybop has best idea to only work until lunchtime , have had heatstroke in the past . 


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    Loads of water, sun hat, sun cream, long sleeved t shirts help, especially when regularly soaked with a hose. We have informed all clients that if its over 30 we will come for minimum time and do urgent jobs only - most understand.

  • Its just another day for me I carry on like usual , I get more drink offered by clients all my cold drinks in the van are warm by dinner time awful to drink .  I keep thinking I should wear a hat but don't get round to it, I put suncream on Monday not bothered rest of the week , I have a really good farmers or gardeners tan . 

    • I'm pretty much like you,  carry on, drink plenty water, stick my head under an outside tap every so often . Been mowing all day today. It's going to be hot whatever I'm doing so I might as well be getting the jobs done. 

  • Forgot to mention, I use ear plugs instead of ear defenders when it hot hot hot.

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