The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is in the process of carrying out a review of its high workplace temperatures policy, with a view to drawing up sector-specific guidance for bakery workers, and is looking for craft bakers to voice their views.

The HSE has already had input from a number of large industrial bakeries, but would like to hear from craft bakers on, for example, whether they are aware of the risks that heat can cause in the workplace, and if they have effective systems in place to manage process-generated heat?

“It really is important to us that our guidance is effective and worthwhile and it is vital that any recommendations we might make are not overly burdensome to smaller independent bakers,” said policy advisor Helen Rowlands.

If you would like to find out more about how your input can help, please contact Helen Rowlands on 0151 951 4517 or