Dust Health and Safety Hazards – What You Need to Know
Although there is no law in the UK about when it’s too hot to work, when temperatures are consistently in the high 20Cs and above 30C, employers and employees should take steps to work safely indoors in hot weather.
Employers have a legal obligation to provide clean and fresh air and keep temperatures ‘reasonable’ in indoor workplaces all year round. The temperatures are not legally defined; it is the employer’s duty to determine what ‘reasonable’ comfort is in varying conditions.
The minimum temperature in a workplace should normally be at least 16C, as suggested by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Approved Code of Practice.
To avoid overheating and heat stress when working in hot conditions, it is recommended:
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