For individuals to work at their most efficient, they need to be able to concentrate. However, your concentration levels can be easily affected by various things, including air quality. Ventilation in the workplace is covered by the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, and provides a guide to what employees can expect when it comes to their working environment. In the latest blog post from Vent Logistics, we discuss the importance of appropriate ventilation in offices.
The 1992 regulations state that workplaces need to be adequately ventilated by air which is drawn from the outside and distributed around the space. Other aspects of the regulations are related to kitchen odours being successfully removed, alongside excess contaminants such as dust and fumes. The way in which a business complies with the regulations will depend on its size. Small spaces may be able to use doors and windows to successfully ventilate a space, but larger buildings will need mechanical ventilation.
Appropriate ventilation will help to ensure good air quality in the workplace. Poor air quality can lead to short-term health problems, including skin and eye irritation, headaches and lack of concentration. Indoor air quality is ranked as one of the top environmental health risks by the EPA.
It goes without saying that employees that feel well looked after and appreciated by their employers will often be more productive than those that don’t. Consequently, maintaining good IAQ to ensure the wellbeing of employees and a comfortable working environment is an important factor.
The dedicated team at Vent Logistics have been providing bespoke ventilation solutions to industrial and commercial spaces for many years. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to find out more regarding our services on 01296 681752. Alternatively, you may wish to use our online contact form to send your enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.