Workplace temperatures: It’s too cold in here!

Recent weather forecasts are predicting a cold winter this year with rumours of potentially Arctic conditions. If the worst does happen and temperatures plummet to well below freezing, do employees have the right to go home? Whilst we can't say whether the predicted Arctic conditions will materialise, it is well worth employers being aware of what the law says on minimum working temperatures and whether employees have the legal right to go home. Minimum legal temperatures The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, which cover workplace temperatures, have, since…

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