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Summer is Here! Dress Codes in the Workplace

As I sit in the office, sunshine streaming through the windows (not that I am complaining), fans blowing from every angle trying to inject some cool air into the office, I cannot help but wonder how many employees are uncomfortable at work right now as a result of the heat; only two days into ‘summer’.  I am under no illusion that by the time you read this article, the sunshine will have waned but, ever the optimist, hopefully we’ll see more of the glorious weather we have been treated to this weekend.

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How to manage the workforce in a Heatwave

A heatwave is expected to arrive over the British Isles, bringing temperatures in line with our continental neighbours like Spain and Portugal – though it may get a lot hotter. Although many you will be thinking about BBQs and visiting the beach, some unlucky folks will be stuck in work.

Employers should be aware of the potential effects of the heatwave on their employees. Employees at work may be at risk of suffering from heat exhaustion, dehydration, heatstroke all of which can be life threatening.  In addition to these risks, high temperatures can also cause lethargy and loss of concentration, increasing the chances of accidents at work. 

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