Heat Illness

Labourers get advice on how to avoid heatstroke

Construction workers toiling in the hot sun have a new guide setting out how long they can stay on the job without risking heatstroke.

Friday, 1 June, 2012, 12:00am

Workers feel the heat as June sets 30-year record

As you sit back in your air-cooled office this morning, the sweat perhaps drying on your back, think of those for whom the hum of an air conditioner is only a dream.

As the city endures one of its hottest summers on record concerns are growing for the workers who turn developers' billion-dollar dreams into reality whatever the weather.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Observatory's heat warnings do not give accurate temperature

The government has decided on further exemptions for the proposed idling engine law.

A random figure of 33 degrees Celsius has been put forward as the level at which drivers may keep their engines running.

19 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Heatstroke index to warn city on risks of sweltering

The Observatory intends to launch an index that will warn people about the risk of heatstroke on hot days, and offer guidelines on what sort of activity would be safe.

It currently issues a very hot weather warning when the temperature reaches 33 degree Celsius.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Fighting back when the heat is on

In the middle of a scorching Hong Kong summer, the warnings are coming thick and fast to beware of the risk of heatstroke. So spare a thought for the horses as they are being taken through their paces in the modified cross-country course at Sha Tin's Penfold Park. They're doing it hard.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Calls for help increase on hottest day of the year

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year in the city, with the temperature breaking the record set last Saturday.

A subtropical ridge dominated the city causing temperatures to top 35.3 degrees Celsius in urban areas yesterday afternoon, slightly higher than the previous record of 34.8 degrees set on July 28.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Workers pulling out all stops against heat

From towels, iced water and good ventilation to painkillers and herbal remedies, workers in Hong Kong's hottest places have their own ways of dealing with the prolonged hot spell.

Construction worker Ken Chiu Kin-keung, who specialises in pipe installation and maintenance, is outdoors 80 per cent of the time.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Unions seek to protect workers from heatstroke

Park labourer's collapse sparks call for hot-weather precaution

Unions have called on the government to pass laws to protect outdoor workers from heatstroke after a man collapsed while working in a country park yesterday - two days after another worker died from the heat.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Keeping your pet cool

Always make sure your dog has access to water - the bigger the breed; the more it will need

Avoid strenuous exercise or taking them out when the sun is at its hottest

Never leave your dog in a car - it only takes 15 minutes for a hot car to become a death trap

Avoid leaving your dog tied up in the sun

23 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Man dies as mercury hits 35C

A cable-laying worker is believed to have died from heatstroke yesterday after collapsing on a bus without air-conditioning as the temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius, the highest this year.

Leung Yun-chi, 52, was certified dead by ambulance officers at the scene.

24 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Hikers urged to beware heat stroke

People have been urged to take precautions against heat strokes while hiking or enjoying other outdoor activities in the countryside.

The warning, issued by the Agriculture and Fisheries Department (AFD), follows a number of heat stroke cases involving hikers this summer.

29 Aug 1998 - 12:00am