Working Conditions: Temperature

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive has brought against employers for a failure to manage high temperatures in the workplace in each year since 2009.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Health and Safety Executive have prosecuted one company since 2009 for failures to manage work in high temperatures. In 2009/10 a company was prosecuted following a work-related fatality where a worker suffered from heat exhaustion in a silo and subsequent heart failure. The company was found guilty and ordered to pay fines totalling £30,000.

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