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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm pretty sure theres a minumum temperature that you can work under (that if it falls under that legally you cannot work) Is that right? Well is there a maximum temperature? Its been getting extremly hot at work and there is no air con. :no:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    your right about the minimum temperature think its around 13 degrees but as for maximum i dont think there is one, i think it is at the companies discrestion.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh i wish there were a max!!
    every single floor in my office building has air conditioning except for ours. it gets SO hot in there. i'm dreading tomorrow if the weather is like it was today.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    im in the fresh meat section at work - nice and kool
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lucky you!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    satehen wrote:
    Lucky you!

    yup

    then pop in the freezers out the back to get fresher :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    fish section for me so all is nice & chilly for me to:)
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Deactivated Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Hey there,

    If you are finding it too hot at work then it's likely that your colleagues are too - including managers, so if you haven't already then you should mention it. You could perhaps sugges (in the nicest way possible!) that if there isn't a chance of getting air con they could get some fans for particularly hot areas - they can make a big difference and aren't too expensive- and will be appreciated by everyone. Maybe get some of your colleagues to back-up your request.

    Goodluck!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We've all complained, but nothing gets done.. besides i'm leaving in September anyway!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A place of work has to be safe, and extremes of heat aren't safe. I don't think there is a maximum temperature, but if you faint because of the heat then I think the HSE would have something to say about it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Whilst British legislation does not set a maximum working temperature, it is interesting that the World Health Organisation recommends a maximum air temperature of 75°F/24°C for workers to work comfortably.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Panthro wrote:
    Whilst British legislation does not set a maximum working temperature, it is interesting that the World Health Organisation recommends a maximum air temperature of 75°F/24°C for workers to work comfortably.

    It was just over 100°F (107°, I think) in the servery for the cafe I used to work in the other day. So glad I moved departments.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    just take in a fan. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we've checked this out. manager's discretion. so no, basically, unless you have a nice boss. even then, probably not.

    employers have a responsibility to provide a comfortable working environment for their staff, but it doesn't specify a max temperature.

    our boss doesn't think it's too hot cause there are 3 fans and an air-con unit in the office he's in. in ours we don't even have 1 fan, it's 31 degrees according to my desk clock thermometer thing, and i think i might die.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    we've checked this out. manager's discretion. so no, basically, unless you have a nice boss. even then, probably not.

    employers have a responsibility to provide a comfortable working environment for their staff, but it doesn't specify a max temperature.

    our boss doesn't think it's too hot cause there are 3 fans and an air-con unit in the office he's in. in ours we don't even have 1 fan, it's 31 degrees according to my desk clock thermometer thing, and i think i might die.


    Fall off your seat - fake a fainting episode and put a claim in
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    we've checked this out. manager's discretion. so no, basically, unless you have a nice boss. even then, probably not.

    employers have a responsibility to provide a comfortable working environment for their staff, but it doesn't specify a max temperature.

    our boss doesn't think it's too hot cause there are 3 fans and an air-con unit in the office he's in. in ours we don't even have 1 fan, it's 31 degrees according to my desk clock thermometer thing, and i think i might die.

    Nick some fans :p

    Really though, it's Japanese worker efficiency or something; a happy, healthy worker is a productive one. Who here can actually concentrate on their work and get things done when you're physically melting??
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