6. Balancing ventilation with keeping workplace temperatures comfortable
Providing adequate ventilation does not mean people have to work in an uncomfortably chilly or cold workplace.
There are simple steps you can take to make sure your workplace is adequately ventilated without being too cold:
- windows and doors partially open can still provide acceptable ventilation while keeping the workplace comfortable. Opening higher-level windows will probably create fewer draughts.
- if the area is cold you could relax dress codes so people can wear extra layers and warmer clothing
You should only use fan convector heaters if the area is well ventilated.
This page is reviewed regularly and updated to reflect any changes in the guidance.
Page last reviewed: 19 July 2021
Next review due: 31 July 2021