As the weather is improving, temperatures in the workplace need to be considered. Most workplaces will have a time where people are complaining about the temperature, be it that it’s too hot to focus or that it’s too cold and the air conditioning needs to be turned down.
What many people forget is that there are many regulations in place to make sure workers are carrying out their duties in a safe working environment. This includes the temperature, not only can it affect the performance of a worker but actually their health.
Maximum Working Temperature
There is no official guideline for a maximum working temperature since some workplaces are guaranteed to be warm. Employers can decide to pause work in certain environments if the heat is too much for their employees to continue working safely. For example, if an employee is required to wear PPE but it is too hot to work safely the work may be paused.
Employers can look to provide staff with things like fans, shade with blinds and curtains, provide water breaks and relaxing dress codes to reduce the stress from heat.
Minimum Working Temperature
There are however official guidelines for a minimum working temperature. According to the HSE, the minimum working temperature should be 16 degrees celsius. This legislation applies to most indoor working environments including offices, retail stores, and schools. The temperature is not an absolute requirement and should be seen as more of a guideline. The temperature can drop to as low as 13 degrees celsius if there is “rigorous physical effort” required
Heat Your Workplace To Meet the Requirements
Here at Halt Hire, we have plenty of products available to warm your workplace up to make sure you don’t just meet the minimum requirements but keep your workplace comfortable for your workers. These heating methods include:
A forced air gas heater that can be used in a variety of environments providing large volumes of instant heat where and when you need it. Just don’t forget to grab a gas bottle too.
Butane Cabinet Heater
Packed with safety features this cabinet heater uses catalytic technology to provide homogeneous and constant heat dispersion. This heater is also portable enough to be moved if things warm up.
Infrared Radiant Heater
Smart, stylish, and very effective. This personal heater is fume-free producing instant localised heat. It can project heat up to 6m with anti-glare halogen bulbs. Effective in rooms up to 50 cubic meters making it a very cost-effective solution.
This convector heater is a very economical electric heater with 3 different heat settings and an adjustable thermostat. This electric heater is an ideal solution for personal warmth that won’t take up too much room with its slim design.
If you are interested in hiring any of our products or want to find out more about what we can offer feel free to contact us today and we will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. If you are interested, you can check out our equipment for hire.