Policy Statement

The home recognises that heatwaves are becoming increasingly common in the UK and can present a serious risk, especially to the elderly and the infirm. The home believes that a policy and procedure should be in place to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses in service users.

Aim of the Policy

This policy is intended to set out the values, principles and policies underpinning this home’s approach to heatwaves.

Definition

A heatwave is defined as an extended period of abnormally high temperatures.

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