Finally, summer appears to be here, and as we prepare for longer days and delicious BBQ’s, ensuring that your employees are healthy and happy in the workplace becomes even more of a priority.
Looking at recent statistics, on the 19th April 2018, which was the hottest day of the year so far, a record one in five employees called in sick due to the beautiful sunny weather.
This, unfortunately, is an issue for the employer annually, with an estimated £900 million being lost each year on sick leave.
Inevitably, most sick days are taken during the summer, meaning that you might benefit from optimising the temperature in your office to ensure that it is comfortable for your employees, potentially preventing sick days in the process.
The Importance of Temperature
As it currently stands, there are no specific regulations on temperatures in the office, only a suggested temperature of between 13°c and 16°c from the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
However, the regulations do stress that it is the employer’s responsibility to create a safe and healthy working environment. This is encouraged to alleviate any potential discomfort and subsequent grievance that your employee might have with the temperature, and can also promote a healthier, productive office atmosphere at the same time.
For many years, studies have linked temperature in the office with a number of important factors. These include productivity, employee happiness and health, and can all be improved with a controlled and regulated temperature.
However, what is important to consider is the fact that many employers make the mistake of assuming that temperature grievances are because the area is too cold. This is not the case, especially in the summertime, when rising temperatures outside mean that offices can quickly become stiflingly hot, and means that employers should also consider the benefits of air conditioner units.
This is where Heritage Heating & Cooling Ltd can assist.
Heritage Heating & Cooling Ltd
We have an extensive range of heating and air conditioning units readily available to be installed in your office.
Whatever the brief, we can supply and install all types of systems, from suspended compact heaters to ceiling cassette units, so you don’t have to compromise on space or style whilst simultaneously keeping your employees happy.
Our systems are quiet and effective, with the extra addition of some being remotely accessible, so that you can manage the temperature efficiently and without issue.
At Heritage Heating & Cooling, not only can we provide top of the range Industrial Heating & Commercial Air Conditioning units, but our experienced team also specialise in customer support through our Commercial & Industrial Heating Repairs & Maintenance service.
Our professionals are specially trained to provide solutions for all types of problems with heating and air conditioning units, regardless of whether we were the suppliers or installers in the first place.
This exceptional customer service is reflected in everything that we do – why not contact one of our advisors to make an enquiry today?
Working together, we can help have your office temperature prepared for summer. You can also check out our blog on “How to Maintain the Ideal Temperature in Your Warehouse” to learn more about the importance of having the right temperature in the workplace.