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How can you keep your workplace cool during the summer?

With recent news headlines having drawn attention to intensifying heat around the globe, now may be as good a time as any to consider whether your organisation is doing everything it can to protect its workers from the adverse effects of heat.

After all, an overly warm workplace can be problematic in a number of ways. If your staff are to be at their happiest and most productive, you should be looking to keep the temperature at your premises roughly between 13 degrees C (56 degrees F) and 30 degrees C (86 degrees F).

If your workers’ activities are more strenuous than average, it is advised that you target the lower end of this range, whereas for workers involved in activities of a more sedentary nature, a temperature at the higher end will probably be most suitable.

At this time of year in particular, your workplace may be at risk of becoming too hot, rendering your workers more tired and less energetic, as well as more likely to suffer from heat (muscle) cramps. Too much heat could also be responsible for lower concentration that may make your workers more susceptible to accidents.

5 quick tips for helping your workers to cope with the heat

  • Provide desk, pedestal and/or ceiling-mounted fans
  • Ensure windows can be opened
  • Move workstations away from direct sunlight or other heat-radiating objects or situations
  • Allow your workers to take breaks if necessary to get cold drinks or cool down
  • Install heat reduction films like those that we supply here at Opalux

There can be no better source of industry-leading heat reduction films

Solar control is one of our key specialities here at Opalux, which means you can order dedicated films from us that are as effective at reducing glare as they are at lowering the amount of heat experienced by your workers.

Indeed, you don’t merely have a business or moral duty to ensure your workers can focus on their assignments in comfort during this especially hot summer and beyond. That’s because, by installing our heat reduction films, you could also be better fulfilling your legal obligations, in accordance with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations.

Our acclaimed Reflective – Solar 20 (SO-20RS-iSR) film, for instance, is capable of rejecting as much as 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light, while also reducing glare by 82%. It is just one of the many trusted and high-performing heat reduction films we are delighted to offer to organisations and premises with a wide range of specialised requirements that may also include privacy and aesthetic concerns.

Why not, therefore, enquire to our technical department today about any of these highly rated solutions, by calling +44 (0)845 026 1125 or emailing