Dehydration in the Workplace

 

What is dehydration

Dehydration occurs when fluids are lost from your body faster than they are replaced, creating an imbalance of essential components for your body to function efficiently. Symptoms of dehydration can range from mild to severe, and can even prove fatal.

  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased pulse rate
  • Irritability
  • Irrational thinking and behaviour

 

 

How do I plan a hydration programme?

Firstly speak with your Active Safety Account Manager. We work closely with the suppliers of THORZT and can help tailor-make a hydration programme for your unique situation.

We can supply samples for you and your staff to trial, and are happy to speak at your toolbox talks to assist you in getting your staff on board with your hydration programme.

 

How can I prevent dehydration in my workforce?

Dehydration is best overcome by proactively taking in fluids throughout the day. Increased fluid intake is required when working in extreme heat or performing physical and labour intensive tasks.

Water is fine, ideally interspersed with a specifically designed electrolyte drink such as THORZT to replenish lost salts and minerals.

 

 

Isn’t water enough?

Ever notice after sweating your skin tastes salty? When the water in sweat evaporates, the salts and electrolytes you have lost through sweating are left behind on the skin.

Drinking water replaces lost fluids, but not the lost electrolytes, salts and amino acids crucial to your body’s functioning and physical performance.

 

 

Can you have an energy drink instead?

Energy drinks are now being banned from many work sites because of rising health concerns about their high levels of caffeine, sugar and lack of nutritional content. Energy drinks can in fact contribute to dehydration and cause a wide variety of other health problems.

 

 

How can I encourage my staff to hydrate?

By implementing a simple hydration programme that incorporates water, along with regular intakes of THORZT – a great-tasting electrolyte drink specially formulated to combat workplace fatigue.

THORZT contains the optimal mix of electrolytes, branch chain amino acids and low GI carbohydrates for sustained energy release without the sugar spike.

THORZT is gluten and caffeine free.

THORZT contains half the sugar of regular sports drinks – plus there are delicious sugar free options as well.