Are you feeling the chill in your office or workplace?
As temperatures start to drop offices and workplaces can become uncomfortably cold. Employees often have no choice but to wear extra layers or use energy guzzling under desk heaters. However did you know that employers have a legal obligation to maintain a comfortable workplace temperature?
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations of 1992 state that employers have an obligation to maintain a safe and comfortable working temperature, for all employees, at all times. The regulation states that:
“During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable”
(Ref.1: Page 19)
Most commercial buildings and workplaces rely on their air conditioning equipment to provide heating during the winter months. However if this hasn’t been regularly serviced it may prove to be very ineffective.
Regular servicing ensures good airflow and reduces the risk of any inconvenient breakdowns.
Is your air conditioning under-performing? Is it overdue a service?