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How to heat industrial sites safely

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Fanmaster advises organisations to factor both heating and ventilation when devising a suitable climate control solution at the workplace.

Keeping the workplace warm during the colder months is something that most organisations consider for the comfort of their workers. Many workshops, factories and warehouses will use some form of heating, as many of the tasks within these locations require manual labour. 

Fanmaster offers a range of different products to suit the needs of most heating applications, including space heating and radiant heating in electrical, diesel and LPG options. 

However, implementing a suitable climate control solution is all about creating an optimal working climate that considers both heating and ventilation aspects. Burning of fuels, which will invariably occur in a heating solution, will lead to CO2 and CO generation. Carbon dioxide is also a by-product of breathing. 

Having an adequate ventilation solution is therefore paramount not only to the comfort of workers, but also to meet Workplace Health & Safety norms.

Safe Work Australia lists one of the key duties under the regulations for airborne contaminants as being ‘a person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace to ensure that no person at the workplace is exposed to a substance or mixture in an airborne concentration that exceeds the exposure standard for the substance or mixture’.

Check your air

Fanmaster believe that providing the correct combination of heating and ventilation is the key to climate control in the workplace during the colder months. Checking the air quality at the workplace could perhaps save the integrity of the business and minimise risk of litigation. Keeping the workforce safe and warm will be conducive to higher productivity, and a better return on investment. 

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