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Cancer Council and the Australian Government are urging tradies to protect themselves against the sun as new data from YouGov reveals they aren’t being SunSmart on the job. This is despite receiving between five and ten times the UV exposure of indoor workers.

This free SunSmart Tradie Toolbox has been developed for:

  • Employers or site managers to easily downloaded and displayed next to safety signage across job sites.
  • Tradespeople to refer to before they head on to job sites and throughout the day

Sun exposure can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the skin and eyes. Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the leading cause of skin cancer in Australia.

Despite spending a lot of time outdoors, not all tradies are using all five forms of sun protection – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. Results from YouGov’s consumer survey show that nearly a quarter (24%) rarely wear sunscreen during the summer months and almost half (46%) rarely applying it during winter months. Yet, almost six in 10 (58%) Aussie tradies know colleagues in the industry who have had skin cancer

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You might think you’re already doing enough to protect yourself from UV radiation. But are you?

Downloadable assets

This toolkit will help keep our tradies SunSmart and UV safe on work sites.

SunSmart App
Protect the skin you're in with the free SunSmart App