You must provide:
- a reasonable working temperature in workrooms usually at least 16°C, or 13°C
for strenuous work (unless other laws require lower temperatures);
- local heating or cooling where a comfortable temperature cannot be maintained
throughout each work room (eg hot and cold processes);
- thermal clothing and rest facilities where necessary, eg for ‘hot work’ or cold
- heating systems which do not give off dangerous or offensive levels of fumes
into the workplace;
- sufficient space in work rooms.
Working in the sun
Too much sunlight is harmful to your skin. It can cause skin damage including sunburn, blistering and skin ageing and in the long term can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK with over 50,000 new cases every year.
A tan is a sign that the skin has been damaged. The damage is caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight.
Who is at risk?
If work keeps you outdoors for a long time your skin could be exposed to more sun than is healthy for you. You should take particular care if you have:
- fair or freckled skin that doesn’t tan, or goes red or burns before it tans
- red or fair hair and light coloured eyes
- a large number of moles
Further information can be found on;
Workplace health, safety and welfare – Approved Code of Practice and guidance
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