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BrilloPad
7th July 2015, 13:25
Staff should be sent home if workplace gets hotter than 30C, says MP - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/10185012/Staff-should-be-sent-home-if-workplace-gets-hotter-than-30C-says-MP.html)

In the middle east workers are sent home if the temperate exceeds 50C. Though it never seems to get above 49C...

malvolio
7th July 2015, 14:07
Labour MP makes totally fatuous remark. Gosh, what a surprise... Perhaps she should look at the Factories Act - it's defined in there already.

GlenW
7th July 2015, 14:12
People work in places where there is no air conditioning?
INKSPE

eek
7th July 2015, 14:13
Labour MP makes totally fatuous remark. Gosh, what a surprise... Perhaps she should look at the Factories Act - it's defined in there already.

Someone should definitely read it.....

The HSE information at HSE - Temperature: FAQs (http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/faq.htm) is very informative (especially when you identify what is very clearly missing)...

darmstadt
7th July 2015, 14:15
People work in places where there is no air conditioning?
INKSPE

Yep, 3 of us in an office. Its an old building, mind you, our office isn't as bad as some of the manager's offices :happy

Oh, and its 35 degrees here and the office feels like a sauna

NotAllThere
7th July 2015, 14:21
People work in places where there is no air conditioning?
INKSPE

Switzerland at one time introduced legislation restricting the use of air-conditioning for offices, on environmental grounds. Thankfully, the office I'm in now was build after the law was taken off the books.

In the heatwave of 2003, I worked in Paris. The offices had no aircon. It wasn't so bad though - the techies had been given the "worst" offices - a bit pokey, and overlooking a main road - while the business people got the offices facing the park. Unfortunately for them, that was south facing. So while our offices, with a little management. were kept reasonably cool, the business was melting... :D

sal
7th July 2015, 14:24
Yep, 3 of us in an office. Its an old building, mind you, our office isn't as bad as some of the manager's offices :happy

Oh, and its 35 degrees here and the office feels like a sauna

Free all-you-can-eat sauna, people pay top dollar for this.

TykeMerc
7th July 2015, 14:37
Former Labour MP, she stood down at the Election. Safe Labour seat.

Pondlife
7th July 2015, 14:40
17 Jul 2013

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