Dealing with High Temperatures in Workplaces Covered by the Water, Environment and Transport Service Group

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2019 Water, Environment & Transport Conference
29 January 2019

In the unexpected heat of the long Summer of 2018, workers employed in the Water, Environment and Transport Service Group experienced difficulties undertaking their normal roles with inadequate provision provided by employers.

Whilst mains fed water coolers are becoming more common in our workplaces following a long campaign by our Service Group within UNISON other areas can still be improved.

We call upon the Service Group Executive to work in conjunction with UNISON’s Health and Safety Unit and other relevant parties both internally and externally to launch a campaign initially in our Service Group to benefit members by pointing out the risks associated with working in high temperatures until proper legislation in this regard is brought in by a future Government.