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Potential issues with a badly ventilated warehouse

Potential issues with a badly ventilated warehouse

The UK has recently been experiencing an unusually hot Summer following a particularly harsh winter, which can have a negative effect on business. Ventilation is important for the productivity of your employees, health and safety and potentially the quality of your products.

Here are several problems you need to avoid, and what you can do to solve them.

Health and safety

Whilst there is no minimum or maximum working temperature, it is suggested that the average working temperature is between 16 °C and 24°C, or 13°C for physical work. GOV.UK says that: “Employers must stick to health and safety at work law, including keeping the temperature at a comfortable level and providing clean and fresh air”

Heat stress is perhaps the most common side effect of a badly ventilated workplace. There are several side effects to this such as:

  • Heat
  • rashes
  • Fainting
  • Lack of concentration
  • Strain on heart and lungs

You will need to look at the air temperature, humidity and air movement within your business to maintain a safe working environment.   Modern air conditioning heat pumps can be an efficient way of providing both heating and cooling to commercial premises.


Fatigued workers

One of the biggest impacts of a badly ventilated office is unproductive workers, which can affect sales and key performance indicators in your business. For your business to succeed, your workers must also be able to work to the best of their abilities – the correct temperature and ventilation are an important factor in their comfort.

With efficient ventilation, warehouse workers will be able to appreciate efficient cooling or heating systems that maintain a comfortable temperature to work in along with clean air flow. Another way to ensure optimum productivity is by providing cool water in your business, which will allow colleagues to stay well hydrated during work.


If you are working in a sector which sells short life products such as food, it is especially important that certain products are kept at the right temperature to maintain the best quality.

Produce or chilled products need to be maintained at a certain temperature, and if not managed properly can result in fines and can be harmful to the consumer due to the higher spread of bacteria.

Products which fail to meet the correct level of quality would need to be disposed of, which leads to high levels of waste for your business, which is a missed opportunity as it can be easily avoided with the right air conditioning and climate control.


Optimum ventilation for your workplace

When you are making the decision of which air conditioning unit to have installed in your commercial premises it’s important to consider what system is also best for your workforce and the ongoing success of your business.

If you’re looking for air conditioning services in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, and surrounding areas, Total Environmental Kooling can help. You can request a quote by calling TEK today on 01179 523355 or use our contact form for a quick response.