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Fife Councils Consumer and Business Education Team can provide businesses with Health and Safety advice, information and training.

We can:

  • 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.

For details of our latest Health and Safety training courses see our News and Events Page

 

For more information please contact us by:

  • Mail: Consumer and Business Education Team, First Floor, Kingdom House, North Street, Glenrothes KY7 5LT
  • Telephone:  01592 583 141
  • E-mail: H&S.Advice@fife.gov.uk
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