As the glorious sunshine continues let’s not overlook the risks of over heating in the workplace and how we can take measures to prevent this.
Whether your working environment is naturally hot anyway (i.e. manufacturing, kitchens etc.) or the workplace does not have the luxury of air conditioning by taking a few simple steps you can keep your employees more comfortable.
Heat Stress leads to poor concentration and fatigue which in turn can lead to mistakes being made, so follow these simple steps:-
- ensure easy access to a cool drinking water supply
- relax your dress code – in hot working environments this may need consideration to breathable protective clothing
- provde a cool area or introduce fans
It may be necessary to carry out risk assements in areas such as manufacturing and introduce training to raise awareness.
If you require any further advice please do not hesitate to contact me