Workers advised how to keep cool

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Most of the complaints have come from employees working indoors, with reports of people fainting from the heat.

In Jersey, as in the UK, there is no specific legal requirement to keep the temperature below a maximum level.

Nevertheless, bosses do have a legal responsibility to look after the general welfare of their staff.

People working outside in the sun should be advised of the risks, encouraged to wear light clothing and apply sun block at regular intervals, say inspectors.

nside the office, factors such as humidity and air movement come into play.

Health and Safety say that if staff complain of dizziness or headaches the employer is required to take some action.

he inspectorate is offering leaflets free of charge, on ‘thermal comfort in the workplace’ and ‘health risks from working in the sun’.

Further information will also be available shortly on the website at www.




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