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Maximum temperature in the workplace

EDM (Early Day Motion) 276: tabled on 11 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that recent surveys of workplace health and safety representatives show that high temperatures are one of their top concerns; regrets that workers in the UK have no guaranteed legal safeguards from working in uncomfortable high temperatures, and that the consequences of this range from dizziness, tiredness, asthma, throat infections and, in extreme cases, heat stroke and death; insists that without recognised law, current recommendations for employers to maintain a reasonable temperature within the workplace are impossible to enforce unless a worker is seriously injured or killed from heat stress; and calls on the Government to introduce legislative proposals to ensure 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, such as installing ventilation or moving staff away from windows and sources of heat.

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.

Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Gordon
Norris, Alex
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Nottingham North
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Glasgow East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Argyll and Bute
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Coventry South
Coyle, Neil
Independent
Signed on 11 July 2022
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Mullan, Dr Kieran
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2022
Crewe and Nantwich
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Nottingham East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 11 July 2022
Leicester East
Lightwood, Simon
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Wakefield
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Sheffield South East
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Bootle
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Salford and Eccles
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Brent North
Hamilton, Mrs Paulette
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Birmingham, Erdington
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Canterbury
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 July 2022
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Hemsworth
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 12 July 2022
East Lothian
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Cynon Valley
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2022
Wansbeck
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2022
Leeds East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2022
Ceredigion
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Weaver Vale
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2022
Kingston upon Hull East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2022
Glasgow Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2022
Edinburgh West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2022
Islington North
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
York Central
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2022
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.