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Committee reports calls for consultation on introducing maximum workplace temperatures

Makbool Javaid

The Environmental Audit Committee has published its report into ‘Heatwaves: adapting to climate change’ which, among the recommendations, calls on the Government to take action to improve working conditions. The recommendations include making businesses aware of the threat of heatwaves and the economic consequences. Public Health England should also issue formal guidance to employers to relax dress codes and allow flexible working during heatwaves, and the Government should consult on introducing maximum workplace temperatures, especially for work that involves significant physical effort.

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