The UK government has rejected the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report’s call to set an upper temperature limit for workplaces to help workers cope during heatwaves.
The time employees spend checking and sending emails during their daily commute should be counted as work, a new study suggests.
A parliamentary committee has called on the UK government to consult on introducing a maximum workplace temperature, especially for work that involves significant physical effort, to tackle lower employee productivity during heatwaves.
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With more people working alone than ever, training has to keep pace if staff are to manage new and more complex risk.
Reduced contact with remote and lone workers makes supporting their wellbeing and spotting early symptoms of mental health problems harder.
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