OSHC

OSHC

Outside School Hour Care (OSHC) programs and services play an important role in keeping Canberra kids safe when playing outdoors after school. Whilst daily UV levels peak between 10am and 2pm (11am-3pm during Term 1 and 4) sun protection is actually required when UV levels reach 3 and above. This means for many months of the school year, sensible sun protection behaviour is still required after school hours to keep students and workers (under WH&S) safe from over-exposure to solar UV radiation.    

While many Canberra primary school's manage their own OSHC programs, other schools may outsource this responsibility to an external provider. Similiar to ACT school settings these providers:

Cancer Council ACT can work with local OSHC providers to make sure their UV protection policy and practices meet SunSmart standards for the ACT. Cancer Council ACT will also acknowledge your OSHC efforts via your associated school's personalised online SunSmart Certificate - including the name of the OSHC provider, the date their policy was reviewed by Cancer Council ACT and the number of OSHC workers who have completed Cancer Council's Generation SunSmart online training modules.

If you would like Cancer Council ACT to review your OSHC UV Protection Policy, or would like support to develop one, or require resources please contact our SunSmart Services Coordinator.