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Maximum Temperature In The Workplace

EDM number 234 in 2015-16, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 01/07/2015.
Categorised under the topic of Industrial health and safety.

That this House commends the Women's Tennis Association for introducing regular heat breaks for competitors at Wimbledon once the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius; is surprised that similar provisions are not also in place for male competitors; regrets that workers in the UK have no guaranteed legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; appreciates that excessive heat in the workplace is responsible for heat stress and thermal discomfort, and can impact seriously on health, well-being and productivity; recognises that this is not just the case for highly paid tennis stars, but is a matter of concern for workers in a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, shops, bakeries, vehicles, trains, call-centres, theatres and construction sites; and calls on the Government to adopt the recommendations of the TUC and joint union Cool It! campaign to introduce into law a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Celsius (or 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work), beyond which employers would have a statutory duty to introduce effective control measures.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn01/07/2015Islington NorthLabourProposed
Ian Lavery01/07/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
John McDonnell01/07/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Justin Madders02/07/2015Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSeconded
Martyn Day02/07/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens02/07/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Rachael Maskell02/07/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Angus MacNeil02/07/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley02/07/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alan Meale02/07/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Shannon02/07/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner02/07/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
George Kerevan02/07/2015East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman02/07/2015Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Liz McInnes02/07/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Stuart Donaldson06/07/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/07/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon06/07/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Virendra Sharma06/07/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff06/07/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner06/07/2015CambridgeLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts06/07/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Flello06/07/2015Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Ian Mearns06/07/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss06/07/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson06/07/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
David Simpson07/07/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Kirsten Oswald07/07/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Gordon Marsden07/07/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan07/07/2015InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Clive Lewis07/07/2015Norwich SouthLabourSigned
Martin Docherty07/07/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh13/07/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson15/07/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray16/07/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown21/07/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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