LTB / Stay Safe in the Sun, Get To Know Your Skin


This is a PDF copy of the award winning Joint Royal Mail/CWU/IOSH “Stay Safe In The Sun” Leaflet/Poster, first issued as a pocket z-card in 2015 and 2016.

This year for 2017, the leaflet version attached was issued in this month to all RMG employees as an insert with the Courier sent to the homes of all the workforce.


The first part of the leaflet centres on the 6-point ‘Sun Safe’ message which ‎is:-

» Cover Up

» Protect your Head

» ‎Take your break in the shade

» Use Sunscreen on exposed skin

» Be Skin Smart

» Drink Plenty of Water

The leaflet also explains how to understand the ‘UV Index’ and the Low, Moderate, High, Very High and Extreme Levels with advice in each level.

The second part‎ of the leaflet is about getting to know your skin, how to check for signs of Skin Cancer and the risk levels with different skin types.

‎The message is a serious one with skin cancer levels in the UK at their highest ever. 100,000 new cases annually, 2,500 deaths annually.

Prompt medical attention is crucial should skin changes indicate the start of Cancer.

A sun tan isn’t a sign of good health! It’s a sign of deep skin damage‎ and with it an increased risk of developing skin cancer!