UK Heatwave – Information & Action for All Managers

As you are all aware the UK heatwave is expected to hit a peak on Monday as temperatures build towards 35C in parts of the UK. A rare amber warning for much of England and Wales has been issued from midnight on Sunday.

That means there could be a danger to life or potential serious illness from the scorching temperatures. With this in mind it is vital that as the weekend approaches we are making sure that we are taking reasonable action for the health and wellbeing of our team members. Please see attached for a Safety Conversation and Sun Safety Poster to share with your teams but where possible we would encourage you to:

  • Adjust uniform standards (with client permission if appropriate) to allow for cooler clothing to be worn
  • Alter working hours and breaks to allow for suitable rest and recovery from the heat
  • Provide additional drinking water to the teams
  • Provide additional desk / pedestal fans where possible