The purpose of this policy is to provide staff with guidance in the event of a heatwave.

A Heatwave is triggered as soon as the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60 per cent chance of temperatures being 29 degrees Celsius through the day and 15 degrees Celsius at night on at least two consecutive days. A heatwave can be very dangerous to some people, particularly to the elderly and the infirm, those using certain medication and those who have underlying health conditions.