With snow forecast over much of the UK this week, here at Talbott’s we are often asked whether there is a legal requirement for employers to heat a workplace such as a factory, warehouse or workshop.
HSE Guidance for Workplace health, safety and welfare states:
Temperatures in indoor workplaces Environmental factors (such as humidity and sources of heat in the workplace) combine with personal factors (such as the clothing a worker is wearing and how physically demanding their work is) to influence what is called someone’s ‘thermal comfort’. Individual personal preference makes it difficult to specify a thermal environment which satisfies everyone. For workplaces where the activity is mainly sedentary, for example offices, the temperature should normally be at least 16 °C. If work involves physical effort it should be at least 13 °C (unless other laws require lower temperatures).
The Talbott range of wood burning heating systems is ideal for ensuring that your premises and employees are kept warm without incurring costly fossil fuel heating bills as our units run on wood waste.