LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– An excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley is in place until Sunday, and temperatures are expected to soar over 110 degrees.

Those working outside have to take extra precautions in order to stay safe and cool.

“You guys have to understand that we do this for a living, we’re not new when it comes to this type of work.”

Hugo Bocanegra with Unforgettable Coatings and his team have been busy painting apartment buildings 8 to 10 hours a day. They wore light and long-fitted clothing, as well as a hat and sunglasses, to protect themselves. 

He’s been in this line of work for more than 20 years so he’s prepared. 

“We take two breaks a day and the company gives us water and gatorade and we drink water two or three times per hour,” Bocanegra said.

Miles Reynolds, owner of Sport Court Las Vegas, said these temperatures can put anyone at risk for heat exhaustion. He worries about his team and makes sure they don’t suffer from heat exhaustion.

“We noticed that he was fatigued or wasnt very alert and that’s when we have to be Careful. Just really paying attention to our bodies but also looking out for each other on the job site,” Reynolds said.

“It’s very important for us to meet deadlines and we take that very serious with our clients,” said Reynolds. “But watching each other and knowing when to really pace yourself, like taking more breaks than normal and getting in the shade, all those things are really big things so as much as we want to meet deadlines we want to protect our team.”

His team builds pickleball and basketball courts across the valley. They’ve already started working early in the day, to beat the heat.

If you must work outside during this time, take frequent breaks in shaded areas, and drink plenty of water.

Between 2018 and 2021, 571 people in Nevada died due to heat exposure. Common heat exhaustion symptoms include heavy sweating, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.