As the thermometer hits negative temperatures, Mark Littlejohns advises employers on how to protect their employees against adverse effects of winter working.
Working outdoors in cold weather can have a serious impact on your workers’ health. While there is no legal minimum temperature for working outside, employers have a duty of care to protect their employees against adverse effects of winter working.
As with other health and safety risks, the best way to reduce the hazards related to working outside in cold weather is elimination. As an employer, you should consider whether the work can be delayed.
If outdoor working cannot be avoided, here are a few steps you should take to reduce the risks where possible:
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