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Temperature in the workplace - Working in the cold

The minimum temperature in an indoor workplace should normally be at least:

  • 16°C or

  • 13°C if much of the work involves rigorous physical effort

There are practical steps you can take to keep people as comfortable as possible when working in the cold.

Workers should talk to their employer if the workplace temperature isn't comfortable.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations require employers to provide a reasonable indoor temperature in the workplace. This depends on the work activity and the environmental conditions.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations require reasonable workplace temperatures for indoor areas of construction sites.

Where the site is outdoors, you must provide protection from adverse weather. Site rest facilities must also be maintained at an appropriate temperature

Are the health and safety of workers in cold temperatures being managed with suitable and sufficient steps being taken, so far as is reasonably practicable?

If not, why not attend a Construction Design and Management (CDM) Training Course to ensure you are aware of what each duty holder must, or should, do to comply with Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.

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