What is the UV Index?

WHAT IS THE UV INDEX?

Adopted by the World Health Organisation, the UV Index tells you on a daily basis what the UV levels are and when sun protection measures are required.

YOU NEED TO BE PROTECTED AS SOON AS THE UV INDEX REACHES 3, NOT JUST WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING.

 

LOW: UV 1-2 

  • No protection required
  • You can safely stay outside[1]

MODERATE/HIGH: UV 3-7

  • Protection required:
  • Wear a shirt, sunscreen, a hat & sunglasses

VERY HIGH/EXTREME: UV 8-11+ 

  • Extra protection required
  • Avoid being outside during midday hours[1]
  • Make sure you seek shade[1]
  • Shirt, sunscreen, glasses and a hat are a must[1]

DID YOU KNOW?

UV rays from the sun:

  • Are cacinongenic to humans
  • Are not related to temperature
  • Can pass through clouds
  • Can pass through loosely woven material
  • Can bounce off reflective surfaces such as metal,
    concrete, water and snow[2]

Promote the UV level with our UV boards.

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Check today's UV level in your area, visit the Met Office website.

PROTECT YOUR WORKERS TODAY:

[1] https://www.who.int/uv/publications/en/UVIGuide.pdf

[2] https://www.skcin.org/skinCancerInformation/solarUVRadiation.htm