With temperatures rising in the UK and looking set to stay the HSE have released the following guidance and links to resources to help keep Employees comfortable;
There’s no law for maximum working temperature, or when it’s too hot to work.
In offices or similar environments, the temperature in workplaces must be reasonable.
Employers must stick to health and safety at work law, including:
- keeping the temperature at a comfortable level, sometimes known as thermal comfort
- providing clean and fresh air
Our thermal comfort checklist can help you identify whether there may be a risk of thermal discomfort in your workplace.
Employees should talk to their employer if the workplace temperature isn’t comfortable. We have guidance on what you can do to feel more comfortable.
Working safely in hot conditions
It is important to remember the risks of overheating when working in hot conditions, whether you are inside or outdoors.
Our website has practical guidance on what you can do to manage the risks, including:
- Information on factors that can lead to heat stress, and how to reduce the risk of it occurring
- Managing outdoor working environments
For further information and advice visit our temperature website.