361 Degrees discusses the legal minimum temperature in the office

This particular question has been surrounding working environments all over the UK for some time, with many relating to the struggle of battling over the air con in the office. And to add fuel to the fire, it’s now been scientifically proven that men carry more heat than women, sparking debates on the fair use of air conditioning.

This being said, what are the legal measures behind working temperatures in the office?

The Regulations

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations of 1992, state that ‘during working hours the temperature in all workplace inside buildings shall be reasonable.’

This is in relation to guidelines set for minimum temperatures in working environments being no lower than 16 Degrees, and 13 Degrees if it’s physical work. However, this does not take into account the diverse types of working environments, for example bakeries would be different to labs or warehouses.

361 Degrees to the rescue

As a mechanical services company who provides various heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions to our clients, we understand the problems facing the various working environments in the UK. With over 30 years’ experience of working in the industry we have designed a range of solutions for theatres, laboratories, kitchens, offices, warehouses and many more.

It’s our mission to provide the correct ventilation for any business, increasing staff productivity and morale. Our designs are fairly priced and deliver the air conditioning you need with the added benefit of decreasing your energy bills.

Our success lies within our case studies, with one of our favourites saving a client half a million pound!

We tailor to your needs and carry out the job in the time scale agreed.

Contact us today and you too could be our next success story…

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