Published on: 07 December 2023
As winter takes hold, you can find helpful advice from HSE on keeping people as comfortable as possible when working in the cold.
Guidance on working in cold and wintry weather
Make sure you protect workers during low temperatures and wintry conditions.
HSE guidance offers advice on how to protect workers in low temperatures.
The guidance explains how you can assess the risks to workers and put controls in place to protect them.
The HSE workplace temperature checklist will help you carry out a basic risk assessment.
Also, with low temperatures and less daylight, winter can make surfaces perilous. As a result, slip and trip accidents increase significantly. Take a look at the HSE online guide to avoiding slips and trips in winter weather.
You can also find out more by viewing the latest HSE press release.