It is common knowledge that you should drink a lot at high temperatures.
In addition, you should pay attention to suitable clothing, sun protection and ventilation or air cooling if necessary.
Employers are encouraged to implement the following recommendations if the temperature caused by solar radiation exceeds +26°C:
- Setting up canopies
- The installation of reflective devices on the windows
- The use of solar control glazing
- Planting in front of light incidence areas
These suggestions are no longer optional when the temperature rises to +30° C.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act says: "In this case, the temperature at the workplace must be reduced by effective measures. Ventilation systems, a relaxation of clothing rules and the provision of cooling drinks are just some of the options.
If +35° C is exceeded, a room can no longer be used as a workspace. According to the Workplace Ordinance, the room temperature in the office must also always be lower.2
An incorrect lighting concept, a lack of daylight, a lack of sun protection or an incorrectly arranged workplace can lead to health problems in the long term. There is evidence that the willingness to perform decreases and the frequency of errors increases.
This also increases the risk of accidents!
Natural daylight at the workplace is important for the employee.
A mix of daylight, artificial light, indirect and direct irradiation is appropriate. In the case of strong light exposure, sun protection should be used. Reflections such as those in screens should be avoided.1]