Posted on 25th June 2018
That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days. We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice. But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early? As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.
Posted on 1st July 2015
The sunshine is here at last and whilst we all enjoy the warmer weather there are a number of important issues you need to consider as an employer. During the summer months, if you employ outdoor workers you have a legal obligation to protect them from the sun.
Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, you have a duty of care to provide staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and sun protection falls within this category.