A BOLTON MP is backing to introduce a legal maximum working temperature.

Sir David Crausby says there should be a clear legal duty on employers to ensure the health and wellbeing of staff — from industrial bakeries to school classrooms.

The Bolton North East MP has signed a motion that would introduce a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees, or 27 degrees for strenuous work.

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The long-serving Labour MP said: “We all know that people work best in reasonable temperatures.

“For generations there has been a legal minimum temperature but there’s never been a figure on the maximum.

“That’s not to say people shouldn’t work at all in those temperatures, but that employers would have to take steps to alleviate the effects.

“So employers who want to get the best from their workers should have no problem supporting this proposal.”