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When and what SA Health is required to do during emergency management arrangements. Includes when we are the hazard leader, control and support agency
It is very important for everyone to know what the effects of extreme heat and heatwaves are, who is at risk and what to do to prepare and how to cope.
Other hazards coincide with heatwaves, so please consider:
The SA Health Extreme Heat and Heatwave Strategy outlines a series of guiding principles to reduce the risk of harmful effects of extreme heat and heatwave on the health of the South Australian community and reduce the impact to the health system of the associated workload increase / surge workload before, during and after such events, by:
The Strategy and its appendices (as factsheets) are available below:
For further information, please contact the Disaster Management Branch: