Sunday September 27, 2020
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Workplace Temperature Survey 2011


Your Union has joined forces with the other nine unions in the Trade Union Co-Ordinating Group to highlight and tackle the problem of high temperatures in workplaces.

The ‘Cool It' campaign has been launched as workers should not be forced to endure high temperatures without adequate measures being taken by the employer to control the effect of heat.

The campaign calls for the government to provide clear, coherent and enforceable requirements for employers about how to combat heat in the workplace including the introduction of a maximum working temperature of around 30c and 27c for those doing strenuous work.

Once the temperature reaches the maximum limit, then control measures must be implemented to reduce the heat and the effect of the heat on their employees.
There should be an increased surveillance and enforcement by the Health and Safety Executive in this area. We need clear legislation which is easy to enforce and in which employers understand their obligations and employees understand their rights.

Below is a ‘Workplace Temperature Survey 2011'. We would be really grateful if you take the time to print, complete and send back the survey to us so that we can understand how the problem of high temperatures in workplace affect you.

Survey: Workplace Temperature Survey 2011

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