Heating in winter

NHS’ new cancer centres require urgent source of heating

Falling winter temperatures are normally the catalyst for the healthcare sector turning to us for their temporary heating requirements – and this year has been no different.

Last week, we were contacted by a client in southwest England who is building a new cancer centre on behalf of the NHS.

To ensure the project could be completed on time, it was imperative that a solution was found to combat the cold weather affecting wet trade drying times.

Within hours of receiving the inquiry, our local expert conducted a site survey. This process allowed us to ascertain that temperatures on the building site would need to be kept above 18 degrees.

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How can companies protect themselves against winter conditions?

As winter approaches, there are many reasons why you may need to consider a temporary heating hire solution. With temperatures starting to plummet across many parts of the UK, we must contemplate how this can affect your company’s staff and operations.

According to UK government guidelines, it is the responsibility of your employer to maintain a ‘reasonable’ temperature in your place of work – and this varies from industry to industry. In 2017, a survey conducted by Andrews Sykes revealed that productivity within an office environment is heavily impacted if temperatures are either too hot or too cold. Up to 80% of those asked admitted to complaining about the temperature of their office, which underlines just how widespread the problem is. These statistics also demonstrate the importance of maintaining the correct conditions which renders a source of heating essential during the winter months.

What should I do following a heating failure?

So, what happens when your heating system is no longer up to the task or breaks down completely? An absence of suitable climate control could jeopardise output and the efficiency with which your staff work, which is a completely undesirable scenario for any business. A solution should therefore be sought as quickly as possible – and it’s easier than you think.

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