When The Heat Is On
The Met Office issued it’s first ever red weather warning last year as a series of heatwaves swept across the UK.
In one location, the thermometer registered 40.3 C, a new record, and such heat waves are set to continue.
Many employees like yourself are asking, “what is the maximum temperature allowed at work before we can stop?”
The answer is that in the UK there is no maximum temperature for working conditions.
If you have a dress code or uniform, your employer is not under any obligation to relax these requirements during hot weather.
So what steps can you take to help make the work environment safe and comfortable for yourself and others?
Keeping cool at work
Switch on any fans or air conditioners to keep workplaces comfortable and use blinds or curtains to block out sunlight. If you are working outside remember to use sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration and don’t wait until you are thirsty.
Getting into work
If the hot weather is affecting public transport which you use, check timetables in advance and speak to your employer if there are any problems
The Graham Agency, working with you.