Air conditioning in the workplace in a covid-19 world
At the beginning of August the Government encouraged us to return to work if it was safe to do so. You’ve probably got lots of questions about the safety aspects of returning to the office, and we wanted to answer one of them: is it safe to use air conditioning in the workplace?
Is air conditioning in the workplace safe?
It’s great news, according to The Health and Safety Executive “The risk of air conditioning spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace is extremely low as long as there is an adequate supply of fresh air and ventilation.”
We recommend that you operate your air conditioning unit to ensure that you maintain the health and wellbeing of your workforce. Using your air conditioning unit will provide an adequate supply of fresh air and ventilation by keeping a constant movement of air and assisting any ventilation systems achieve the suggested air changes.
You can read a more in-depth analysis of covid-19 and the air conditioning units we install here.
It’s also more important than ever to ensure your air conditioning units are kept clean using normal service methods. If it’s been a while since your last service please call us today to arrange one.
Still working from home?
Analysis from US bank Morgan Stanley’s research unit AlphaWise suggests that only half of UK workers surveyed (52%) have returned to their normal workplace, if you haven’t returned to work yet, you may still be working from home - if you’re thinking of installing air conditioning to make your home office more comfortable take a look at our recent blog post for five reasons why you should fit air conditioning in your home office this summer.
Ensuring your workplace is as safe a space as possible
Whether you’re working from home or you’re back in the office, we want to reassure you that we are here to ensure your workplace is as safe a space as possible, and that we will work with you and your company’s individual needs to protect everyone’s safety.
If you’d like our professional and experienced team to fit air conditioning in your home or business please contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.
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