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STATUTORY MAXIMUM WORKING TEMPERATURE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 56: tabled on 26 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate 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; further notes that this would correct an anomaly in current legislation where a legal minimum working temperature exists, but a corresponding upper limit does not exist in statute; 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 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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2017
Worthing West
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Liverpool, Walton
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2017
Newport West
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2017
High Peak
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Hartlepool
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2017
Blackburn
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2017
Edinburgh West
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Aberavon
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Norwich South
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2017
Blackpool South
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
York Central
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Wigan
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Ynys Môn
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2017
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Cardiff Central
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2017
Ilford North
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2017
Derby North
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2019
Gower
Madders, Justin
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2019
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Ruth Jones,
Signed on 3 September 2019

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.