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Companies in the cold chain industry have had decades to perfect the complex network used to keep cargo and products safe from the cold storage facility to its final destination. But as with any industry, there are challenges that can have serious safety and financial consequences, if not.

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How are you keeping your employees cool this summer?

How are you keeping your employees cool this summer?

Posted by Simeon Prestidge on 28 January 2019 9:50:42 AM


Physical comfort in the workplace is the cornerstone of productivity. That's why investing in employee's support and comfort in your facility is a no-brainer, creating happier workers and returns in higher employee productivity.
It's also important to note that employers have a duty under section 6 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSEA 1992) to take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of employees while at work, including providing and maintaining a safe working environment. They also have to identify, assess, eliminate, isolate or minimise significant hazards (sections 7 to 10 of the HSEA 1992). Temperature extremes are a known hazard – from freezing to burning, heat or lack of it can seriously harm people.

Regulation 4 of the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995 requires employers to provide and maintain:

  • Suitable means of ventilation to provide fresh air
  • Means of controlling humidity
  • Means of controlling atmospheric conditions, i.e. temperature, radiant heat, and air velocity.

Is your workplace too hot this summer? It's in everyone's best interest to have a comfortable workplace, and we can help!


Rev FanLarge industrial fans such as Ulti's Revolution Fans, increases air movement and creates an evaporative cooling effect that can make the air in your facility feel up to 6°C cooler. This can provide year-round comfort for your employees, customers, or other visitors to you facility.

 

 Air Curtains

Air Curtains and PVC Strip Curtains are also good ways to help beat the heat.

By delivering comfort, and offering greater environment control, you're able to help each employee be their most productive selves.

 

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