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I find it uncomfortable to work in hot weather and would much rather sit in the garden at home with a glass of Pimms and a good book. However, we have to be realistic and recognise that we do have spells of hot weather, work must go on, and people in hot countries manage alright to compete with us.
There is a difference between the weather being uncomfortably hot and unbearably hot. In the latter case, if you cannot in some way alleviate your employees’ distress, then you should send them home. Otherwise do what you can to cool the air, encourage them to wear light clothing, give them more breaks, and treat them to cold drinks. Not Pimms of course. Unless I am visiting you.