Field personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will get a 30-minute “heat stroke break” until May 31 to cope with the hot weather.
MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim has recently signed a memorandum that re-implements the “heat stroke break” policy for on-duty traffic enforcers and street sweepers to protect them from exhaustion, stroke, and cramps due to severe heat.
The memorandum is reimplemented to protect on-duty traffic enforcers and street sweepers from exhaustion, stroke, and cramps due to severe heat.
“Under the policy, on-duty field personnel are allowed to leave their posts in shifts and take a break to allow their bodies to cool down,” an MMDA statement read.
Based on the MMDA policy, traffic enforcers working the 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift up until the 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. shift will get a 30-minute break.
Meanwhile, street sweepers who are on duty from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. shifts will also get a 30-minute break time.
The break time must be done alternately by those who are assigned in a particular area to maintain visibility of traffic enforcers and street sweepers as well as ensure that field operations are not hampered.
The break time must be done alternately by those who are assigned in a particular area.
Field personnel may also avail themselves of additional 15-minute break time in case the heat index in Metro Manila reaches 40 degrees Celsius and above.