The Hot Weather Risk Assessment folder contains forms to assist businesses
in carrying out assessments and ongoing monitoring of extreme hot weather
hazards in the workplace. The forms are worked examples and cover a range
of standard building site tasks. The folder also includes a blank version
of a Hot Weather Risk Assessment Form.
It is now more commonplace for the UK to experience periods of hot and
extremely hot weather. Therefore it is important for businesses to think
about the potential hazards to their employees and other visitors to their
site from very hot weather conditions.
Under Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, an
employer has a duty of care both to employees and to any others who may be
affected by business activities. This includes any professional/trade
visitors, contractors carrying out maintenance or repair work, and the
general public. Therefore, prior to periods of hot weather it is important
to review potential weather related hazards, and complete the relevant Hot Weather Risk Assessments. Once these have been done, if
extreme weather is forecast, the employer is in a position to implement
appropriate action plans in order to keep working areas safe, thereby
reducing the chances that staff and visitors will be exposed to hot weather
These templates can help to provide evidence that steps have been taken to
prevent a breach of legislation, and to prevent accidents resulting from
negligence in relation to severe weather hazards.
These Hot Weather Risk Assessment Documents are part of the Health and
Safety Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's
unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Health and Safety