Excessive Working Temperatures

The NASUWT Safe to Teach? Report found that the overwhelming majority of teachers (94%) reported that they had worked in excessively high temperatures during the summer and, in winter months, 83% of respondents had worked in excessively cold temperatures.

The problem of teachers who regularly work in excessively hot temperatures is even more of a concern when we consider that three in ten (30%) respondents stated that they cannot easily access drinking water and more than a third (35%) report that the areas in which they work are not adequately ventilated.

For actions you can take when classroom temperatures are excessively hot, download the bulletins on the right/below.