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Guidance on working in cold and wintry weather

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Make sure you protect workers during low temperatures and wintry conditions.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have updated their guidance  to make it easier to find and understand advice on how to protect workers in low temperatures. This includes guidance for working outdoors.

It also explains how you can assess the risks to workers and put controls in place to protect them.

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

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