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The HSE provides guidance on working in extreme heat

Keeping the temperature in the indoor workplace at a reasonable level and managing the risk of working outdoors in hot environments are among the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is also important for workers to take care of their health and safety.

Employers are responsible for maintaining a reasonable indoor workplace temperature.

In Great Britain, there is no "maximum temperature" for workplaces. Workers must take care to keep cool.

HSE's John Rowe said employers must ensure their indoor workplaces are at a reasonable temperature and that workers should discuss working arrangements with their employers.

There is no maximum temperature since hot-process enterprises like bakeries or foundries could not follow such a regulation. To counteract the impacts of temperature, they employ alternative strategies. They are taking these extra measures to reduce the risk of working outdoors in a hot climate.


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