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Fife Councils Consumer and Business Education Team can provide businesses with Health and Safety advice, information and training.
- Provide support by visiting the business, by telephone or by answering email enquiries.
- Deliver custom made health and safety awareness presentations on a wide range of topics to groups of staff or businesses.
- Provide information on a variety of topics.
- Show you how to write a Safety Policy and conduct a Risk Assessment for your business.
We have extensive experience of providing health and safety advice and guidance to a wide variety of businesses.
Work Place Temperature - Upper Limit
It is a legal requirement that during working hours the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable. This depends on the nature of the workplace i.e. a bakery, a cold store, an office, a warehouse.
However there is no such thing as a temperature upper limit.
Where the temperature in a workroom would otherwise be uncomfortably high, for example because of hot processes or the design of the building, all reasonable steps should be taken to achieve a reasonably comfortable temperature, for example by:
- insulating hot plants or pipes;
- providing air-cooling plant;
- shading windows;
- siting workstations away from places subject to radiant heat.
Where a reasonably comfortable temperature cannot be achieved throughout a workroom, local cooling should be provided. In extremely hot weather fans and increased ventilation may be used instead of local cooling.