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Archive of: August, 2018

  • Hot Weather - working in hot temperatures

    Although the Great British Summer often doesn't result in hot temperatures there will be times when the sun does come out and workers find themselves working in hot conditions. In the UK there is no maximum temperature that a workplace is allowed to be, rather advice from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states "during working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable". What is reasonable depends on the type of work being done (manual, office, etc) and the type of workplace (kitchen, air conditioned office, etc).

    The HSE offers further guidance on workplace temperatures including details on carrying out an optional thermal comfort risk assessment if staff are unhappy with the temperature 

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  • Unison Appeal Mencap Court of Appeal Sleep-ins Decision

    Unison have applied to the Supreme Court to appeal against last month’s Court of Appeal Mencap ruling regarding Sleep Ins that ruled in favour of providers.

    Lloyd Clarke from Attwell’s has drafted a report on this latest development which is below for your information

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