Managing working in elevated temperatures: a guidance document

Managing working in elevated temperatures: a guidance document

Working elevated temps guidance

This guidance helps employers understand where the potential for heat-related illness could occur, recognise the symptoms and ensure that necessary control measures are understood and can be properly implemented.

A key factor in many of these cases of heat stress is poor understanding understanding of working in hot conditions – both behaviourally and physiologically. Task performance, co-ordination and judgement can all be detrimentally affected by exposure to elevated temperatures; in some industries this has been shown to affect levels of unsafe acts and accidents.

This guidance was developed in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), all sectors of the UK glass manufacturing industry and also with input from unions.