Production areas come in many shapes and sizes, sometimes all working side by side in the same factory – but few come with as many hazards as those that are operating at a high temperature.
A hot production area comes rife with dangers – both to the health and safety of your employees, and to the overall quality of the produce you’re manufacturing.
Let’s break things down a little to show you how important it is to keep your hot production areas in check – with three dangers you should keep tabs on at all times.
Slips, trips and falls are the least of your worries in a production area with a high temperature gauge.
Pardon the pun, but this is a hotbed for accidents, leaving your employees vulnerable to nasty burns if they don’t keep themselves protected and act with caution.
You’ll need more than savvy staff members if you want to ensure that health and safety legislation is being met. You’ll need adequate temperature control that isn’t affected by external issues, like the changing of the seasons.
- Reduced employee efficiency
Imagine being an employee in a swelteringly hot production facility. By the end of an eight-hour shift, you’ll be on the hunt for cold air like a man stranded in a desert searching for water.
It’s no way to treat your staff. While employee regulations (Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992) in the UK don’t state a maximum temperature that employees can work in, they do recommend reasonable temperatures to keep your workers on their feet.
Invest in optimal ventilation if you want to ensure your workers don’t have a constant stream of sweat sliding down their forehead.
- Poor temperature control
Linked inextricably to the two points above, a production facility that’s too hot will suffer from poor temperature control, leading to the major danger of microbial risk.
The most effective way to avoid this is to contact the professionals and improve your ventilation systems. This will ensure your premises is future-proofed, safe and controlled.
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