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Office temperature and type 2

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by Brodiebear, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:31 PM.

  1. Brodiebear

    Brodiebear Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Moved offices to a the top floor (10th storey) of a glass building. The side I sit in (team) faces the sun from sunrise and the floor has been toping out at around 28 degrees. Now I am convinced this heat with my T2 diabetes is making me very sleepy during the day ( am I correct) can I then request I work from home ?
     
  2. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is only guidance regarding minimum and maximum working temperatures in the UK workplace.

    https://www.gov.uk/workplace-temperatures

    I'd say 28degC is unreasonable, especially if it is prolonged. Is it at all possible to move desk?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also might be what you are eating for lunch? What kind of things do you normally eat?
     
  4. Brodiebear

    Brodiebear Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I can't move desk as the floor is full plus we are grouped as teams. Food wise, same as I eat when the temperature isn't high, chicken, tuna, salad or rice. Will just have to monitor and see how I go. If I can see a pattern with the heat and tiredness will go to HR
     
  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I think it would acceptable to ask for a fan, but I would think most offices these days have air con ? I can wilt in the heat and my BS can drop a lot too.
    Good luck
     
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