Top Five Sun Safety Tips for Farmers

Top Five Sun Safety Tips for Farmers


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C. Fraser Claire

Farmers are the outdoor workers most exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays. This makes daily sun protection a critical component of a safe and healthy work day.

Sun Safety for Farmers: A Quick Guide

Whether you are working in full sunshine or overcast conditions, farmers need to exercise special vigilance for sun protection every day. Daily, consistent exposure and the harmful effects of the sun make farmers vulnerable. For many farmers and farm workers, being out in the sun is unavoidable. By coming up with an airtight sun safety strategy, you are making an investment towards your long-term health and wellbeing - and work to prevent painful sunburn.

Top 5 Sun Safety Tips for Farmers

  1. Cover Up with Sun Protective Clothing: Covering up is the best way to protect your skin from the sun. Long-sleeved shirts and trousers are farm clothing essentials to keep you cool and covered even in warm-weather conditions. By buying farm clothes in technical fabrics with built-in SPF, you get the added benefit of sun protective clothing - one of the best ways for farmers to exercise sun safety every day.
  2. Head Out, Hat On: A key sun safety tool for farmers is a wide-brim sun hat. The best hats for farmers offer all-round protection for the face and neck. Life hack to take the hack out of hats: If you are guilty of forgetting your hat or want a farm hat you can keep on you at all times, pick a packable, foldaway style to keep in your vehicle or work bag.
  3. Start the Day with Sunscreen: For the best sun safety, farmers should always wear sunscreen and reapply regularly throughout the day. There are many different sunscreens on the market, but some wearer-friendly features make all the difference to your workday as a farmer. Sunscreen spray makes for fast, all-over coverage. Picking sunscreen that has been rigorously tested outdoors also reduces your chance of getting burnt by the wrong brand choices. Take the time to apply sunscreen to often overlooked places like the back of the neck, the ears, and hands.
  4. Adaptable Farm Clothes for When it Gets Hot: Long sleeves and trousers are all well and good, but what about when it gets really hot? Pick farm clothes made for versatility. With long-sleeved farm shirts, roll-up sleeve tabs keep your sleeves in place with the feel of a short-sleeved shirt. Simply roll them down again if the sun gets too fierce. Similarly, convertible trousers are a farmer's friend for flexibility. If it gets too hot out in the field, zip off the trouser legs wherever you are to turn trousers into shorts in a flash when you need them.
  5. Educate Yourself on Sun Safety: Many farmers around the world ignore the daily risks around sun exposure. Take the time to find out more information - and manage the risks accordingly. For instance, get into the habit of applying and reapplying sunscreen as the day goes by. Be especially mindful of this when rolling up sleeves or zipping off your trouser legs. Be aware of the risks around reflective light and strategise around high-risk times of day. In doing so and in coming up with a sun safety plan, you are empowering yourself to truly take care of your skin, health, and wellbeing every day.

Shop at The Safari Store for Daily Sun Safety on the Farm

Your farm sun safety checklist: The Safari Store's sun protection range has been compiled specifically for an outdoor lifestyle. No-one lives this more than farmers whose livelihoods mean they are out and about outdoors every day. That is why our products and technologies are a perfect fit for farm life. Designed for and tested in Africa and the outdoors, our products have undergone lab testing, as well as many years of wearer tests as part of our expedition tested™ philosophy. Shop our range of sun protection bestsellers below as part of your farm sun safety strategy.

Sun Protective Farm Clothing

Men's Explorer Farm Shirt for Sun Safety
Rufiji™ BUGTech™ Explorer Men's Farm Shirt

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop.
• Built-in UPF50+ sun protection. Long sleeves for total coverage and double roll-up sleeve tabs for flexibility.
• Moisture wicking, quick drying, anti-bacterial technology, and +Vent system for breathability.
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Pioneer Women's Farm Shirt for Sun Safety
Pioneer BUGTech™ Women's Farm Shirt

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric.
• Has built-in UPF50+ sun protection and fabric wicks moisture and is quick drying with +Vent system to keep you cool.
• Feminine cut and styling.
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Rufiji Children's Farm Shirt for Sun Safety
Boys' and Girls' BUGTech™ Farm Shirt

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric.
• Tested to wick moisture and provides UPF30+ sun protection and anti-bacterial properties.
• Roll-up sleeve tabs and +Vent system for ventilation.
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Explorer Zip-Off SPF Men's Farm Trousers for Sun Safety
BUGTech™ Explorer Men's Zip-Off Farm Trousers

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric.
• Built-in UPF50+ sun protection and fabric is quick drying and moisture wicking.
• Long trousers zip off at the knees for quick and easy shorts - or use roll-up tabs for three-quarter trousers.
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Pioneer Women's Zip-Off SPF Farm Trousers for Sun Safety
Pioneer BUGTech™ Convertible Farm Trousers

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect riptstop fabric.
• Built-in UPF50+ sun protection. Quick drying, moisture wicking, and anti-bacterial.
• Roll up and secure with buttoned tabs for capris or zip off at the knees to become shorts.
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Rufiji Children's Sun Protective Farm Trousers for Sun Safety
Boys' and Girls' BUGTech™ Zip-Off Farm Trousers

• Made from lightweight BUGTech™ anti-insect ripstop fabric.
• Built-in UPF30 sun protection with anti-microbial finish.
• Long trousers zip off at the knees for a quick transition to shorts.
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Wide-Brimmed Sun Protective Farm Hats

Explorer Leather Wide-Brim Hat for Farmer Sun Safety
Men's, Women's, and Children's Explorer Leather Farm Hat

• Crown Height: 10cm; Brim Width: 8cm. 360-degree sun protection for the face and neck.
• Made from 100% leather. SPF50+ sun protection.
• Adjustable fit through internal drawstring. Comes with detachable chin strap.
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Explorer Canvas Sun Protective Hat for Farmers' Sun Safety
Men's, Women's, and Children's Explorer Canvas Farm Hat

• Crown Height: 9.5cm; Brim Width: 8cm. 360-degree sun protection for the face and neck.
• Optimal SPF50+ sun protection.
• Made from water resistant canvas with mesh sides for ventilation and internal drawstring for fit.
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Panama Hat - Sun Protective Farm Hat
Men's, Women's, and Children's Panama Farm Hat

• Crown Height: 10.5cm; Brim Width: 7.5cm. All-round protection for the face and neck.
• Optimal SPF50+ sun protection.
• Internal drawstring for adjustable fit. Comes with detachable chin strap.
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Serengeti Women's SPF Wide Brim Hat for Farmers' Sun Safety
Mara&Meru™ Women's Farm Hat

• Crown Height: 10.5cm; Brim Width: 7cm.
• SPF50+ sun protection for the face and neck.
• Secure fit through adjustable internal drawstring. Comes with detachable chin strap.
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Indie Women's SPF Sun Hat for Sun Safety
Mara&Meru™ Indie Women's Farm Hat

• Crown Height: 10.5cm; Brim Width: 7.6cm
• SPF50+ for optimal sun protection for the face and neck.
• Adjustable internal drawstring for fit. Comes with detachable chin strap.
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The Best Sunscreen for Farmers and Farm Workers

SafariSUN SPF50+ sunscreen spray for farmers' sun safety
SafariSUN™ SPF50+ ULTRA Sunscreen Spray for Farmers

• SPF50+, UVA and UVB protection.
• Transparent, convenient spray for even application.
• Water-resistant and moisturising with DNA repair.
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UltraSun SPF50+ sunscreen gel for farmers' sun safety
SPF50+ Extreme Sunscreen Gel

• SPF50+ fast-absorbing, water resistant gel lotion.
• Suitable for even sensitive skins.
• UVA and UVB protection.
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UltraSun SPF30 sunscreen spray for farmers' sun safety
UltraSun SPF30 Sunscreen Spray for Farmers

• SPF30 sun protection. UVA and UVB protection and Infrared A Ray Filters.
• Fast-absorbing and transparent. Contains antioxidants.
• Handy 150ml spray bottle for even cover.
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SafariSUN SPF15 sunscreen spray for farmer sun safety
SafariSUN™ SPF15 Sunscreen Spray for Farmers

• SPF15. UVA and UVB sun protection.
• Transparent, water-resistant, and non-greasy.
• Comes in a convenient 150ml spray bottle for even, consistent coverage.
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