Cool it!

Health & Safety update 05/10/2011

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and the Trade Union Co-coordinating Group (TUCG), have recently launched the "Cool It!" campaign. This aims to pressurise the Government into legislating for a maximum working temperature.

The BFAWU General Secretary, Ronnie Draper, has now launched an Early Day Motion (EDM), calling on the Government "to provide clear, coherent and enforceable requirements for employers about how to combat heat in the workplace. It is high time that Government recognised the misery that is working in extremely hot temperatures. We have to get across the message that we are not seeking legislation that stops the job, but desperately need a consistent approach to control measures being triggered."

It calls for the introduction of a maximum working temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work. So far the EDM has 32 signatures.


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