Workplace wellness across Australia
Workplace wellness across Australia
Corporate Skin Checks from Perth to Hobart and everything in between!
In 2012 Skin Smart was founded based on a determination to make a difference to those hardworking Australians who didn’t have the time, or inclination, to have their skin checked for suspicious spots.
Skin Smart has dermatoscopists residing throughout Australia and are therefore in the position of being able to offer their services in not only all capital cities, but also regional and remote Australia.
Although a cooler climate compared to some of the more northern cities, it doesn’t take a high temperature in Melbourne to send the UV index soaring. A day as cool as 17 degrees can inflict ultra violet radiation strong enough to burn a seasoned outdoor enthusiast. Melbourne’s residents are well known for their love of sport and the great outdoors, and it is for this reason, that a regular skin check is important for everyone.
A city with a very pleasantly mild winter, Sydney warms up to be brutally hot in the height of summer. 10 minutes spent outside during the middle of the day can cause a devastating sunburn. Many residents spend 12 months of the year enjoying the Sydney Harbour and on one of the many glorious city and suburban beaches. It is for this reason that skin cancer screening is essential for all people local to this wonderful city.
Queensland has always been known as the state for skin cancer. With a fabulous warm climate 12 months of the year, individuals living there are at a very high risk for melanoma. Beach time is a favourite way to spend the day and until recently, a tan was the height of fashion. Skin checks are commonly undertaken by Queenslanders and a workplace skin assessment is a fabulous way to look after employees.
It is not uncommon for the UV index to be at an extreme rating for many hours per day and all months of the year in the Northern Territory. With many Australians making the move to live in the Northern Territory for work and leisure, skin cancer is increasing in incidence and has the highest rate of melanoma in Australia. Having an onsite workplace skin check is a fabulous way to detect melanoma at its earliest stage.
1,000 cases of Melanoma will be diagnosed in Western Australia this year. In comparison to other Australian states, that is not a huge number, but when compared to other countries throughout the world, on a pro rata basis, it is a phenomenal statistic. Perth enjoys a lovely temperate climate for much of the year and as such, its people spend a large amount of their free time in the outdoors. A corporate skin check is a wonderful way to gain peace of mind without the hassle of having to take time off work.
Like its neighbour Melbourne, Adelaide has a cooler climate compared to the northern capital cities. This can unfortunately cause a certain level of complacency when it comes to the warmer days in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Intermittent sun, as opposed to constant or regular exposure is a proven risk factor for skin cancer. South Australia is well known for having days reaching well into the 40-degree range of temperatures and as such can cause life changing sunburns. A regular skin cancer assessment is a must for everybody, even those that exposure themselves rarely.
Tasmania has the coolest climate in Australia and averages a maximum temperature of between 17 and 23 degrees celsius. This being said, it is surprising to learn that Tasmania’s UV index is often as high as the other Australian states during the summer months. Even though Tasmania falls below the national average for melanoma, the residents have a relatively high rate of other sub types of skin cancer. This may be due to the fact that ultra violet radiation is not a reflection of the outside temperature, but of the position of the sun in the sky. The strength of the sun can actually be stronger when reflected off the water, sand or buildings. This can be very misleading if the temperature is mild. It is for this reason that skin checks, should be a part of every workplace’s employee health and wellbeing program.