CREATING A SAFE WORKPLACE – PROVIDING SAFE VENTILATION

July 31, 2020

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Improving general ventilation, preferably through fresh air or mechanical systems can help reduce the risk of spreading many viruses, infections and germs including COVID-19. Providing an adequate supply of fresh air can also help prevent employees feeling unfocused, irritable and stuffy resulting in them feeling motivated to work. Here are some ways you can ensure there is a fresh supply of air:

 

Natural ventilation

 

Allowing fresh and natural air into your workspace by opening windows and appropriate doors can be a really simple and cost-effective way to increase safe airflow within a building. However, relying solely on natural ventilation can also be unpredictable and uncontrollable due to outside temperatures and flow of wind.  Dependant on the weather conditions outside and the access to fresh air, the effectiveness of this can vary. Using a desk fan can heighten the effectiveness of natural ventilation. This is also true when working from home. Working in a stuffy un-ventilated environment while working can lead to a risk of headaches, feeling unmotivated and irritable.

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Air conditioning

 

According to research by HSE GOV, the risk of air conditioning adversely spreading COVID-19 in the workplace is extremely low, providing there is an adequate supply of fresh air and ventilation in the building.

Air conditioning can be beneficial in the workplace. It aids to reduce humidity and improve air quality whilst being controllable at the touch of a button. Busy offices can be a breeding ground for coughs, colds and infections. Good air conditioning systems contain filters that purify the air, ultimately reducing the number of bacteria and dust particles that are flowing through the air.

For more information on air conditioning in the workplace during COVID-19 please visit the HSE guidance found here.

 

Ceiling and desk fans

 

Fans are a simple affordable way to ensure that there is adequate fresh air in the working environment, no matter where that may be. Dependant on the size, fans can regulate temperature while preventing stagnant air and a dust, improving the supply of fresh air and therefore the health and safety of your employees and visitors.

There’s a wide range of fans available to suit any working environment, from desk, tower to pedestal fans. Enjoy the summer and create a comfortable workplace whether you’re in the office or working from home with Lyreco’s range of fans.

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