Acas Advice for Employers on Coping in High Temperatures

sunsetOn the whole, we are not accustomed in the UK to long periods of hot weather, so when high temperatures do arise employers may not be prepared to deal with situations that arise as a result.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for employers on this topic. This includes information on employers’ health and safety obligations as regards ensuring that workplace temperatures are reasonable as well as adjustments that may be necessary, such as:

more flexible working where public transport is affected;
measures to accommodate Muslims fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan;
measures to ensure vulnerable workers are not at a disadvantage; and
relaxing dress codes.

The guidance and further information can be found here.

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