Employers urged to protect workers in hot weather

Beat the heat: stay safe in the hot weather. That’s the message from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In the current hot weather, the HSE is reminding employers that they must ensure workers are protected from the heat. There is a range of guidance on working safely in hot weather, including from the HSE and Government, including:

  • Providing clean and fresh air
  • The minimum temperature in an indoor workplace should be 16°C or 13°C if much of the work involves strenuous physical effort

The HSE’s temperature employer index contains full advice.

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