Working in the Cold

Working in cold environments is not safe. It can damage your skin (frost bite). It can interfere with working safely. Manual tasks are harder, because cold reduces strength and flexibility. And being cold makes it harder to pay attention.

You have a right to a safe and comfortable work environment. This includes:

  • Heating should be provided wherever possible
  • Clothes should suit the temperature and work
  • Warm up areas must be available

Click here for the Safety &  Health Bulletin on working in the cold.