<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=l615x&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"/> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=l615x&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"/>

Blogs

5 refreshing ways to beat the heat at work

5 refreshing ways to beat the heat at work

UK citizens usually prepare for weather that requires strong umbrellas or thick scarves. Lately, the country’s taken a Mediterranean turn, weather-wise -- an impossible thought six months back.

In such alien conditions, it is worth considering how to stay safe/function-on-a-basic-level at work.

  1. Workplace temperature -- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 demand that your employer provides a “reasonable” working temperature. Ask them to give you this if they aren’t already.
  2. Water -- Despite the alarming shortage of water, you need to be drinking it constantly. Have a bottle (glass preferably – be sustainable!) by you at all times.
  3. Clothing --There’s no legal obligation for your employer to relax the company dress code. Get together with colleagues and beat on your boss’ door with rulers/ask nicely. They may let you wear more comfortable threads.
  4. Lunchtime wine -- As you step out the office, that beer garden over the road looks good doesn’t it? Lunch-break drinking is a complex matter. Will a glass or two impair your ability to do your job, or affect the safety of others? Even if you don’t think it will, check company policy.
  5. Avoid indulging in: -- Tea, coffee, and sugary drinks. Sorry!

Do you have any tips for staying cool in this crazy weather? Comment below, and help others stay safe!

 

Sources:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/3004/contents/made

https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/outdoor-activity/sports-equipment-accessories/best-reusable-water-bottles-for-work-running-cycling-hiking-reviews-a6717726.html 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-water-shortage-hosepipe-ban-northern-ireland-forecast-heatwave-a8422401.html

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5349

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/#tips-for-coping-in-hot-weather

E-mail me when people leave their comments –

I'm a Marketing Assistant at DPG. My passions outside of marketing include nature, clothes, reading, thinking, daydreaming and my cat.

You need to be a member of DPG Community to add comments!

Join DPG Community

Comments

  • I find that storing a bottle of water overnight in the freezer, taking it out the next morning and drinking it throughout the day whilst the big block of ice melts does help quite a bit.

    • That's a good tip Sian. Maybe one I can use for next year -- it seems Summer has departed!

This reply was deleted.

What's Happening?

rourke albiston, Michelle Francis, Adelheid Moxon and 4 more joined DPG Community
6 hours ago
Sarah Mitchell replied to Sarah Loates's discussion Supermarket equal value pay claims rumble on
6 hours ago
Gary Norris updated their profile
10 hours ago
Sue Wade is now connected with Kas Gankanda and Donna Veneracion
10 hours ago
Rosa Dama and Kerry Blake are now connected
11 hours ago
Yan Zhuang and Alex Visser are now connected
yesterday
Hi, I am ready to start on my first assessment level 5 :-)
Rosie Elliott updated their profile photo
yesterday
Samantha and Cristina Bermejo Barquilla are now connected
yesterday
Laura Paterson updated their profile
yesterday
Stephanie Fernandes, Roslyn Adamson, Claire and 10 more joined DPG Community
yesterday
Gabby Georgieva and Alex Visser are now connected
yesterday
More…